Most workplaces have a range of employee engagement strategies that are managed by HR.
These are designed to help organisations with their talent development, onboarding, performance management, surveys and other HR specific functions.
Diversity and inclusion are employee engagement strategies that target specific groups such as people with a disability, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, and First Nations’ peoples. Working in key areas of recruitment, retention and career development.
Employee engagement strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples often fall under a workplaces’ Reconciliation Action Plan or similar.
why is diversity important?
Diversity is more than policies, programs, or headcounts. Diversity is more than ticking a box.
There are few organisations in Australia that don’t have a diversity policy. Workplaces may have the best intentions for developing their diversity strategy, but many gather dust on shelves, even less are implemented or enforced properly.
We know the benefits of diversity. It’s having a workplace that is more creative, competitive and committed, and happier.
“Smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.”
- Claudia Brind-Woody
tomorrow's change begins today
If we know and see the importance and benefits, why are Indigenous people under-represented in Australian workplaces?
Because we know that organisations are challenged by where to start or how to manage their policy. How to connect with Indigenous businesses in their procurement policy. Or how to track how well they are doing?
You will see the benefits of weavr. immediately. weavr. will help your businesses:
Create and build the Strategy, Actions, Deliverables as well as the tasks and questions to manage its successful implementation.
Complete the Tasks and Questions delegated.
See the progress of your organisation.
what are Reconciliation Action Plans?
Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPS) provide a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.
There are more than 1,000 RAPS in Australian workplaces, from government departments and large corporates, to small businesses.
Reconciliation Action Plans are aimed at building and encouraging relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, organisations, and the broader Australian community.
Every organisation will have key targets and deliverables to develop employment and economic opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
weavr. is uniquely designed to complement and enhance Reconciliation Action Plans, or similar strategy, to ensure you achieve your goals.
You don’t need to have a RAP or similar strategy for weavr. to be effective.
All you need is a genuine desire to want to build a workplace that:
Respects and values First Nations’ peoples, cultures and contributions,
Enhances your business, by hiring more Indigenous people across the organisation, and
Grows Indigenous businesses through procurement.