3Why address Indigenous Employment It makes good business senseIt makes good social senseIt makes good commercial senseIt fosters new partnerships
4Why address Indigenous Employment It makes good business senseAccess to a pool of employees whose profile is suited to the needs of the Resource and Construction IndustryUnemployment variationsGeographical LocationsAge and skills
5Why address Indigenous Employment It makes good social senseMake 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.
6Why address Indigenous Employment It makes good commercial senseBusinesses 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.
7Why address Indigenous Employment It fosters new partnershipsIndigenous 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.
8How 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.
9The 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.
10The Boral Experience The experiences Blue Circle Southern Cement, Maldon, NSWMidland Brick, Middle Swan, WAOrange Grove Quarry, WAEngineered Flooring, Murwillimbah, NSW
11The Boral ExperienceWorimi Local Aboriginal Land Council, Williamstown, NSWTimber mill Weipa, Nth QueenslandDealing with the locations that weren’t interested.
12The 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?