JB Hi-Fi admits it has a bloke problem

The vast majority of these positions are occupied by long-serving male employees. “The existence of stable senior and regional management teams, in the context of a historically male-dominated consumer electronics industry, has posed challenges for achieving change in the short-term,” the company said. “The board and management, led by the new CEO, are therefore undertaking a thorough review of these gender diversity objectives and revisiting the plans for achieving them,” the report said.

However, two years down the track, JB Hi-Fi is struggling to achieve its targets and in some areas the proportion of women in senior roles has gone backwards. “The board and the new chief executive recognise that the actions taken to date have not been as effective as intended in achieving the company’s gender diversity objectives,” JB Hi-Fi said on Monday in its annual accounts.

Consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has admitted it is struggling to achieve its gender diversity targets because male employees, particularly in regional areas and senior management ranks, are not moving on.

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