Empowering women in the workplace

December 10, 2021 | News

In a predominantly male-led industry, PAYCE Security Group has seized the opportunity to empower women and increase female representation across key roles.

The formal introduction of a gender diversity program within the business has yielded tangible outcomes within 15 months. PSG has gone from 20% to 29% female workforce, incorporating 56% females in leadership roles. How is our program driving outcomes? The answer is two-fold: recruitment and professional development.

Workplace flexibility
PSG’s recruitment approach has been enhanced to attract female candidates. In all advertised employment opportunities, we are highlighting the opportunities for personalised professional development, inclusive culture and policies and procedures that supported a flexible working environment. Website videos and digital content also celebrate people and provide first-hand insights into working.

Innovation
To create further opportunities for gender diversity for not only PSG but the wider security industry, the business initiated a partnership with Box Hill TAFE. By investing time in those currently studying, we can influence the future of the industry where women are inspired by the career opportunities in electronic security.

Leadership
All these initiatives have full support from our Board, led by Director John McMellan, and PSG’s Senior Leadership Team, General Manager Operations Bridie Thomas, and General Manager Integrated Solutions Brett McDonald. This top-down support is what drives and embeds the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Community outcomes
More broadly, we can see the value of our commitment to gender diversity for clients and the community around us. There’s a long way to go, but the initiatives we’re putting in place are setting the foundations for continuous improvement. The road ahead is promising.

Visit our careers page to learn more about employment opportunities with PAYCE Security Group.

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