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2 Indigenous Employment Vince Scarcella Boral Limited

3 Why address Indigenous Employment  It makes good business sense  It makes good social sense  It makes good commercial sense  It fosters new partnerships

4 Why address Indigenous Employment It makes good business sense  Access to a pool of employees whose profile is suited to the needs of the Resource and Construction Industry  Unemployment variations  Geographical Locations  Age and skills

5 Why address Indigenous Employment It makes good social sense  Make a contribution to Australian life and society, now and for future.  Cultural enrichment of the organisation (in line with HR Working with Diverse Employment programs).  Better recognition as an ‘Australian’ brand.

6 Why address Indigenous Employment It makes good commercial sense  Businesses entitled to funding for Indigenous staff under the ‘corporate leaders’ project (DEWR).  Businesses entitled to funding for Indigenous staff under CDEP and other traineeships (DEWR).  Skill shortage areas can be addressed using Apprenticeships and Indigenous Communities.

7 Why address Indigenous Employment It fosters new partnerships  Indigenous Staff provide a link between the organisation and indigenous populated areas.  Forge closer Corporate, Government and Indigenous networks.  Opportunity to build a new client base with Indigenous groups being a major customer.

8 How to address Indigenous Employment  Find experts to get a Plan or Strategy together.  Utilise existing vacancies, don’t create a workforce where there are no vacancies.  Provide training and support to both incoming Indigenous employees AS WELL AS existing staff and managers.

9 The Boral Experience This is what suited Boral businesses;  There was no quotas set or affirmative action target setting.  In line with Boral recruitment, Managers wanted it to remain ‘best person for the job’.  Indigenous Employment Officer would be available to assist with recruitment and Indigenous Community consultation.  Identified some new Boral tools we needed to be successful.  Aligned with existing Boral tools to ensure success.

10 The Boral Experience The experiences  Blue Circle Southern Cement, Maldon, NSW  Midland Brick, Middle Swan, WA  Orange Grove Quarry, WA  Engineered Flooring, Murwillimbah, NSW

11 The Boral Experience  Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council, Williamstown, NSW  Timber mill Weipa, Nth Queensland  Dealing with the locations that weren’t interested.

12 The Boral Experience Evaluation questions.  5 years on are we any good at it?  Has it been cost effective?  Has the culture of our workplace changed?  What were the major surprises?


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