Inclusive workplaces are better for everyone - businesses, individuals, families, and communities.
Jobsbank makes inclusive employment and social procurement work for business.
An independent, Victorian-based not-for-profit, we look at individual business needs, tailoring solutions to increase employer inclusivity and fill workforce gaps.
We work closely with government, community and non-profit partners to create full-service business support that makes socially inclusive employment easy and sustainable.
Our team works with you to implement processes and systems for inclusive recruitment. We provide a single point of contact and the tools and support for businesses to take advantage of current and future opportunities with an evolving, diverse workforce.
We can help:
- prepare organisations for engagement with socially inclusive recruitment
- source quality staff
- support businesses to retain talented team members
- support employees on the job
- navigate social procurement, ensuring the benefits are understood and embraced at all levels of an organisation
We know that jobs changes lives.
We know recidivism declines when people who have been in contact with the justice system are employed. That migrants and refugees want to contribute to their new community and are better able to integrate when working. That people with disabilities are more likely to live independently when they have a job. That better mental health outcomes are intricately linked, across all demographics, with finding purpose through employment.
And a wealth of research shows the benefits run both ways.
Culturally diverse staff open a company’s doors to new customers and clientele. People with disabilities remain with an organisation longer and take fewer sick days than other workers. And a company with inclusive values is more likely to attract talented young people who’ve grown up expecting businesses to do the right thing by their communities.
Jobsbank understands that visionary businesses have the power to carry us forward as a society in which all people can thrive, and all contributions can be valued.
Why a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Matters
A majority of consumers will spend more on products and services from ethical brands that have sustainable business practices.
Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have above average returns
Companies with diverse executive teams are 33% more likely to see better than average profits
Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15% more likely to have above average returns
Diverse workplaces are six times more likely to be innovative, and to be able to effectively anticipate change
Compared to colleagues without disabilities, people with disabilities rated 90% average or better on performance
47% of millennials (who will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025) consider workplace diversity and inclusion important while looking for a job
The benefits flowing from a more inclusive Australia have broad implications for the economy.
These benefits are not limited to individual businesses. There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that breaking down barriers to inclusivity will support a significant boom in Australia's overall economic wealth.
Employment of more people with disabilities would result in a $43bn increase in Australia’s GDP
Increasing women's participation in the workforce by 6% would add $25bn to Australia's GDP each year
Closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander outcomes by 2031 would contribute $24bn to Australia's economy
The economic dividend from a more inclusive Australia is estimated at $12.7bn annually
Diverse and inclusive workplaces are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets
Having equal gender representation in leadership could be worth an extra $10.8 billion to the economy
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