Where you are empowered

Diversity brings fresh perspectives, ideas, and solutions. Embracing our unique qualities paves the way for a fairer future. 

At RSM, we deeply value diversity and empower everyone to unlock their full potential.

Arlene Kristianto, Chairperson of National Diversity Task Force

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

"Our vision is to create an inclusive workplace culture where everyone can succeed. This benefits our staff, clients and the firm as a whole. Through our robust DE&I strategy, we are turning this vision into a reality.”

Where your differences are something to celebrate.

Our inclusive workplace celebrates the differences that make us unique. When you work with RSM, you can be your authentic self. Our people-centric culture means you can feel safe, empowered and ready to thrive.

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Our Commitment

Gender equality is critical to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment. Women bring unique perspectives and contributions to RSM that we value highly. We actively promote gender equality through a range of initiatives and practices. We actively foster a workplace that values, respects and empowers everyone.

Our Actions

RSM Australia promotes gender equality through several key initiatives and policies. Our diversity and inclusion policies prioritise equal opportunities, fair treatment and non-discrimination based on gender. We take proactive measures to address and rectify any gender pay gaps by regularly reviewing compensation structures. We also provide employees with transparent information about pay scales and advancement opportunities.

RSM recognises the importance of work-life balance, particularly for women. We offer flexible work arrangements, including options for part-time work, remote work, and flexible schedules. We also provide access to women's leadership programs that support and develop women. These programs provide mentoring, coaching and networking opportunities, empowering them to take on leadership roles and excel in their careers.

Our leaders actively participate in regular training sessions and workshops focused on gender equality, unconscious bias, and inclusive practices. These initiatives contribute to fostering an inclusive culture.

Our Progress

We have made significant progress in advancing gender equality at RSM Australia. Through targeted initiatives and inclusive policies, we have achieved better gender balance across all levels of our organisation.

We are committed to supporting women through our mentoring and sponsorship initiatives. Our supportive policies, particularly our flexible work arrangements, help women effectively manage their personal and professional responsibilities.

We take pride in creating an environment where women feel valued and respected, with equal opportunities to succeed. As we continue our journey towards greater gender equality, we remain dedicated to achieving our collective goals through diversity and inclusivity.

Our Commitment

At RSM Australia, we embrace the rich tapestry of cultural diversity and recognise its immense value in our organisation. We are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where individuals from all cultural backgrounds feel valued, respected, and empowered. Diversity is at the heart of our business strategy, and we understand that it enhances our ability to connect with and serve our diverse clients. We are dedicated to upholding the principles of equality, fairness, and respect, and we strive to create a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to succeed.

Our Actions

To bring our commitments to life, we have implemented a range of initiatives and actions that promote cultural diversity and inclusion throughout RSM Australia. We have adopted inclusive recruitment practices to attract and hire talent from diverse cultural backgrounds, ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities we serve. To foster a culture of inclusivity, we have established EMpower committees in our capital city offices. These committees play a pivotal role in promoting greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diverse cultures. They organise events and activities throughout the year that celebrate significant cultural dates and holidays. By creating opportunities for our employees to share their cultural backgrounds and traditions, we create a sense of unity and belonging within our organisation.

Our Progress

We are proud of the progress we have made in promoting cultural diversity and fostering inclusivity at RSM Australia. Our cultural celebrations and events have fostered stronger relationships among our employees, creating a sense of unity and pride. By providing a platform for individuals to share their cultural heritage, we have nurtured a deeper understanding and appreciation of diverse backgrounds. These initiatives have contributed to a more inclusive and supportive workplace culture, where everyone feels valued and respected. We recognise that our journey is ongoing, and we remain steadfast in our pursuit of continuous improvement, learning and growth. We strive to create an environment where cultural diversity is deeply embedded in our organisational DNA, fostering success for our people and delivering exceptional value to our clients.

Our Commitments:

At RSM, we are deeply committed to supporting parents and families in achieving a healthy work-life balance. We understand the unique challenges and responsibilities that come with raising a family, and we strive to create a workplace culture that values and respects the needs of parents and carers. Our commitments include providing comprehensive parental leave policies, offering flexible work arrangements, promoting a supportive and inclusive environment, and continuously seeking ways to enhance our support systems for parents and families.

Our Actions:

To translate our commitments into tangible actions, we have implemented a range of initiatives and programs that directly support parents and families at RSM. We offer generous parental leave policies that provide employees with the necessary time and support to bond with their newborns or newly adopted children. Additionally, we provide flexible work options such as part-time schedules, remote work opportunities, and job-sharing arrangements, allowing parents to better manage their work and family responsibilities. We have established dedicated wellness rooms in our offices, ensuring a comfortable and private space for breastfeeding and expressing. Furthermore, we have partnered with organisations like Parents At Work to provide access to resources, webinars, and courses that address various aspects of work-life balance, parenting, and caregiving.

Our Progress:

We take pride in our ongoing progress in supporting parents and families at RSM. Through regular feedback and engagement with our employees, we continuously evaluate and enhance our programs and policies to better meet the evolving needs of our workforce. We are proud to be a certified Family Friendly Workplace and our adherence to the National Work + Family Standards serve as benchmarks for our progress. We have seen positive outcomes, including increased employee satisfaction, higher retention rates, and improved work-life harmony for our parents and carers. However, we recognise that there is always room for improvement, and we remain dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where parents and families can thrive both personally and professionally.

Our Commitment

At RSM Australia, we are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, particularly in relation to First Nations and Indigenous Australians. We recognize the unique contributions, perspectives, and strengths that First Nations people bring to our organisation and the broader community. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with First Nations communities and organisations, working collaboratively towards reconciliation and the advancement of Indigenous rights and cultures.

Our Actions

RSM Australia has taken concrete steps to support reconciliation and Indigenous communities. One notable action is the partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Through this collaboration, RSM hosted a morning tea event at their Sydney office to raise donations for Indigenous literacy and promote Indigenous learning. This initiative aimed to support tailored programs for Indigenous learning and foster awareness within the office about the importance of Indigenous literacy. Additionally, RSM in Perth organised a panel discussion during NAIDOC Week, encouraging employees to champion institutional and collaborative change while celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders who have driven change in their communities. These events provide platforms for dialogue, education and empowerment in support of reconciliation.

Our Progress

RSM Australia has made significant progress in supporting reconciliation and Indigenous communities. As an organisation, RSM acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands across the country, honouring their enduring connection to the land, rich cultures and ongoing contributions to society. This recognition demonstrates RSM's commitment to cultural inclusivity and respect. Moreover, RSM actively engages in partnerships with organisations like the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, working collaboratively to raise awareness and resources for Indigenous learning and literacy. By leveraging these partnerships, RSM contributes to the empowerment and education of Indigenous communities.

RSM has also taken steps to promote cultural awareness within the organisation. Senior leaders have undergone Acknowledgement of Country training provided by Acknowledge This! which equips them with the knowledge and skills to make genuine and authentic Acknowledgements. This training enhances cultural understanding and ensures that RSM's acknowledgements are meaningful and respectful. By fostering cultural awareness among its employees, RSM creates an inclusive environment that values Indigenous culture and heritage.

Our Commitment

RSM is deeply committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, particularly in relation to LGBTQ+ individuals. We understand that creating an inclusive workplace is essential for everyone to feel comfortable and accepted. Our commitment extends to providing a supportive environment where staff, clients, and industry contacts can be themselves without fear of discrimination. We firmly believe in promoting LGBTQ+ rights and advocating for equal treatment and opportunities for all people.

Our Actions

To demonstrate our commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion, RSM actively engages in various initiatives and events. We embrace Pride Month, with many offices participating in internal celebrations. These events allow us to show our support for LGBTQ+ rights and create a visible presence in the community. Additionally, we organise informative workshops in collaboration with organisations like Queer Town, focusing on fostering inclusive communication and behaviour towards diverse gender and sexual identities. These actions serve to educate and empower our staff, clients, and industry contacts.

Our Progress

Our journey towards diversity and inclusion is ongoing, but we are proud of the welcoming and inclusive culture we have at RSM. We have created an inclusive workplace culture where individuals can be their authentic selves, enabling open conversations about their whole lives. This progress is evident in our ongoing commitment to create a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals, as seen in our policies, training programs, and employee resource groups. While we recognize that there is always room for improvement, we are proud of the strides we have made in fostering an inclusive and affirming workplace for all.

Our Commitment

RSM's commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities is rooted in our dedication to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all employees. We believe in the power of inclusion and diversity and strive to create an environment where all people, including those with disabilities, can thrive and contribute their unique talents. Our commitment goes beyond legal obligations, as we genuinely value the strength and perspectives that people with disabilities bring to our team. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for professional growth and advancement to all our employees, including people with disabilities.

Our Actions

We take proactive actions to support people with disabilities and ensure inclusivity in our workplace. We work closely with you, our employees, to understand your specific needs and provide reasonable accommodations that enable you to perform at your best. Whether it involves workplace modifications, assistive technologies, or flexible work arrangements, we are here to create an environment where you can excel. We invest in disability awareness training and education for our workforce, fostering understanding and empathy among our employees. We believe that by embracing diversity, we can create a stronger and more inclusive workplace for all.

Our Progress

We are proud of the progress we have made in fostering disability employment. We continuously evaluate our policies and practices to ensure they align with our commitment to inclusivity. We actively collaborate with external disability-focused organizations and community groups to expand our knowledge and share best practices. Through these partnerships, we gain insights into creating a more accessible workplace and fostering a supportive culture. The integration and achievements of people with disabilities within our organization are a testament to the success of our efforts. We are committed to building on this progress and creating an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and supported.

Where you are supported and developed

At RSM Australia, we believe in investing in the future of our industry and supporting talented individuals on their career path. Through our scholarship programs, we provide opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to pursue their studies and excel in the accounting and advisory field. 

Our scholarships are designed to empower and support the next generation of professionals.

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Where you can make an impact 

At RSM, we believe in being responsible corporate citizens. And we recognize the importance of transparent and accountable practices. 

By integrating social, environmental, and economic factors into our values, culture, decision making, strategy, and operations, we ensure that every aspect of our business reflects our commitment to creating a better future.

BeyondRSM is our national Corporate Social Responsibility program. Learn more about it here.

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