This step-by-step instruction manual is packed with practical advice for managers and supervisors who are on the frontline of hiring and retaining staff. We are grateful to the many employers who have shared their stories about making reconciliation a reality at work. The content has been tested with prospective employers and Indigenous staff in many industries and reﬂects their valuable input.
This handbook was created in close consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations and is a result of collaboration between GenerationOne, the Australian Employment Covenant, Reconciliation Australia and Social Ventures Australia. It reﬂects our common goal of boosting sustained employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. While each organisation focuses on different stages of work, we all recognise the beneﬁts of sharing effective employment techniques with managers and supervisors.
We strongly endorse this handbook and encourage everyone involved in attracting, recruiting and retaining staff to put these practices into action. Investing in an Indigenous employment program enriches company culture and makes working life better for all staff.
GenerationOne, Reconciliation Australia & Social Ventures Australia. (2013). Everybody’s business: A handbook for Indigenous employment. Sydney: Authors.