Seeking to Bridge the Gap
NORTEC Staffing Solutions is committed to creating opportunities and inspiring futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities relative to employment, training and enterprise development.
Our commitment to bridging the gap include:
1. Reconciliation Action Plan
NORTEC’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), as determined by the Reconciliation Australia Council, addresses four (4) key focus areas including: Respect, Relationships, Opportunities and Reporting.
Key themes in NORTEC’s RAP include:
• Progress monitoring
• Community engagement
• Cultural acknowledgment
• Capability development and promotion
• Indigenous employment (Recruitment, retention and development)
• Indigenous enterprise support
2. Indigenous Recruitment Team
NORTEC has invested in the establishment of Indigenous Work Advisor (IWA) roles in each of its Employment Regions to provide specific Indigenous-focussed support that contributes to the achievement of placements and outcomes relative to NORTEC’s Indigenous Outcome Targets (IOT’s).
The IWA specialist team is an additional value-add resource established to support NORTEC sites to achieve both site level and Employment Region-based IOT’s. The IWA roles have been established to improve Indigenous candidate engagement through leading and supporting activities related to Indigenous recruitment as applicable.
NORTEC Indigenous Work Advisors provide practical, culturally-based support and guidance to Indigenous job seekers relative to employment. Working alongside site staff, in collaboration with external support partners, to transition Indigenous job seekers from ‘not yet job ready’ to ‘job ready’ status, and then coaching and mentoring on placement into employment.
NORTEC has a specialist Indigenous Recruitment team consisting of an Indigenous Liaison Manager, 5 Indigenous Work Advisors (Preparation and Placement) and 5 Indigenous Work Advisors (Employment Support) .
NORTEC’s Indigenous Liaison Manager
Performs two key functions including:
- Facilitating organisational change that supports improving outcomes for Indigenous people
- Leading the development and implementation of NORTEC strategies to achieve Indigenous advancement.
NORTEC’s Indigenous Work Advisors
The five (5) IWA (Preparation and Placement) roles service all sites within their respective ER’s, and work alongside site staff and other external support services (where applicable) to support, develop and transition Indigenous candidates (JA and DES) who aren’t yet job ready to being job ready.
The five (5) IWA (Employment Support) roles service all sites within their respective ER’s, and work alongside site staff, employers and other external support services (where applicable) to support Indigenous candidates (JA only) who are job ready and have gained employment.
3. Indigenous Employment Strategy
Embedded within NORTEC Reconciliation Action Plan is its Indigenous Employment Strategy. Its establishment and implementation is based on developing, strengthening and improving Indigenous employment at both internal and external levels.
Key areas addressed support the Australian Government’s commitment to Closing the Gap in relation to Indigenous employment and include:
• Indigenous employment [attraction/ retention/ induction/ mentoring],
• Developing and implementing relevant support structures,
• Increasing workforce numbers and relevant activities and initiatives.
Our team work closely with community elders, support services, industry employers and our candidates to achieve this.
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NORTEC Staffing Solutions respects and acknowledges Aboriginal people, the First Peoples of this land that we work within, as the Traditional custodians and cultural knowledge holders, both past, present and future