Gender equality. It’s all about a balanced approach.

The Mcarthur Commitment To Gender Equality

McArthur doesn't simply pay lip service to maintaining a gender diverse and balanced workplace, it is a commitment that touches every part of our national operations.

Since our inception in 1969, focused and ambitious females have played an integral role in our success. Today, they represent every level of McArthur – Director, State and Divisional Management, Senior Consultant, Line Management and Administration.

We also apply the same principles to every stage of our recruitment process – from sourcing to shortlisting. We ensure all recruitment submissions and recommendations presented to McArthur clients are based on capability and competence, and we never compromise. 

Nick Kelly, Victorian Manager of Executive Search at McArthur, points out: "as a specific sector example, the current gender balance within the senior executive ranks in local government represents an unfavourable percentage of females. 15% at CEO level, 30% at Director, 38% at Manager and 46% at Coordinator level."

He goes on to say that "while application pools remain in favour of male candidates, McArthur implement proactive candidate attraction strategies specifically targeting the best possible female talent so our clients always have a balanced shortlist for consideration."

  • In the past three years alone over 41% of all executive level search assignments undertaken by the Victorian Executive Search team at McArthur have resulted in a female appointment - a figure 14% above the national average.

  • Over the last 18 months, the figures are even more impressive with female candidates representing 52% of all McArthur executive level appointments.

Irrespective of sector, in all search assignments we aim for diversity in gender, age and ethnicity across the candidate pool, applying broad, lateral thinking in our search for the best possible candidate.

Nick Kelly, Victorian Manager of Executive Search at McArthur

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