This workforce article is focused on ethical business practices for businesses and global organizations. The article also provides ideation on how businesses can develop a principled workforce culture. This workforce article promotes leadership and business ethics for managers and employers.
This article and guide from Charity Village outlines some crucial steps to correctly onboard your new staff. While the research and examples are Canadian, the message remains valuable to us here in Victoria: onboarding employees during their first year of employment increases retention rates.
The overarching goal in Karreeta Yirramboi, the Victorian Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Action Plan, is to increase Aboriginal participation in the Victorian public sector workforce to a one per cent target by 2015.
To support this, the State Services Authority has developed the Karreeta Yirramboi: An Employer Toolkit to grow Aboriginal Employment in your Organisation. The toolkit provides practical material to assist organisations increase the numbers of Aboriginal employees in their organisation. It covers the following topics:
- cultural awareness and competency
- attraction and recruitment
- retention – induction, mentoring and career support
- career development, managing performance and leadership opportunities
- creating an Aboriginal Employment Officer position
- developing an Aboriginal Employment Plan
- community engagement.
Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence Take a Stand against domestic violence: it’s everyone’s business is a whole-of-organisation workplace program aimed at the primary prevention of domestic violence. Take a Stand helps prevent domestic violence before it occurs by working with businesses to change attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.