b'MEMBER RESULTS 2023PeopleSupporting a more engaged, aligned and productive workforce that provides the most valuable advocacy of the rms brand. GENDEREQUITYGender Equality Fifteen firms participated in the Australian FLEXIBLEWORKINGLaw firms commitments and standards toWorkplace Equality Index (AWEI) which improve the balance of opportunity for bothprovides is a comprehensive evaluation and men and women is mature and consistent. benchmarking process. Twenty-eight firms provided LGBTIQ+ awareness training (up 1.Ninety-seven percent of AusLSAfrom twenty-six last year and thirteen in 2016).development Law firms flexible working approaches wereDIVERSITY LEmembers have policies, including two Flexible Working firms with policies currently under 2.Gender ratios of law firm partners hassupercharged during Covid 19 and many newPOgrown by approximately 1.5 percent perremote systems and supports were developed year from twenty-six percent in 2016and implemented. This year firms implemented to thirty-five percent in 2023 and sixtyfifteen flexible working programs and initiatives, percent of senior promotions in 2023 wereincluding many family-friendly features. In theEINCLUSIONLGBTIPwomen which is a lead indicator for seniorlast two years employees paternity leave has grown from seventeen weeks to twenty-two representation 3.Law firms run an average of eleven genderweeks for primary carers and from five to Rtwelve for the secondary carer. equality programs and initiatives each yearPsychological and Physical Wellbeing government contract requirements andramped up and adapted the delivery ofLOGICAL BEI UDriven by increasing awareness,AusLSA members have significantly OWELL NGexternal accountability, this year firms havewellness initiatives and changed working collaborated to address gender violence arrangements.The number of AusLSA PSYCHOthrough the Starts with Us initiative.members with formal policy-based LGBTQI+ Diversity and Inclusion commitments to address psychological wellbeing grew to eighty-eight percent with In addition to Gender Equality, AusLSAan average of eight programs and initiatives. members LGBTIQ+ programs have beenEighty-three percent of firms formally surveyed building, increasing from sixty-two percenttheir employees to learn about psychologicalRead the in 2016 to eighty-five percent in 2023, withrisks and interventions for their employees.detailed a further five percent currently developing aPhysical well-being was also a growing areaL A BEING 2022 People YSIC Lpolicy. Of those with policies, ninety percentof commitment with eighty-two percent ofSpotlight of firms have now decided to make theirfirms having policies and delivering an average PH EL Where.commitments public.of nine physical wellbeing initiatives.'