Why we entered the Finnies diversity award
TrueLayer fosters diversity with world-leading ideas and practices.
Diversity is more than just an International Women's Day or a Lunar New Year post on LinkedIn. We believe it's measured in the fundamentals of how we work, from offering fair parental leave – for our new mums and dads – to eliminating gender-biased language in job advertisements, and hiring people with a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and experiences. We are truly proud of what we've achieved so far, with a 50/50 gender split in our Australia and New Zealand business, a culturally diverse leadership team, and partnerships with industry bodies like SheCanCode. This is why we entered FinTech Australia’s 2022 Finnie Awards in the Best Workplace Diversity category for 2022, to celebrate our culture and continue to practice what we preach about our values of transparency, inclusivity, thinking big, and empowering our people.
How we walk the walk on diversityOur ANZ CEO, Brenton Charnley, is a huge advocate and supporter of diversity because he knows it brings better business outcomes. Across the team, half of our team speak a language other than English and half come from a different cultural background. That means we celebrate those different cultural holidays – such as Lunar New Year or International Women’s Day – but also acknowledge the personal impact on our colleagues of devastating events, such as the Russia-Ukraine war or floods in NSW and Queensland.
Our people manager training and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are standout examples of how we deliberately set out to create a supportive environment.Every new people manager is enrolled into a people manager training programme, a global initiative which emphasises the importance of diversity.And the ERGs create an open forum for employees who share a common identity to meet and support one another in building their community and sense of belonging. It empowers these groups by offering them financial support, organisational support and access to decision makers. The program has created a clear line of communication to leadership, allowing ERGs to voice concerns and solve problems. It's a critical resource for leadership to sound out employee and community issues, needs and policies.