Diversity And Inclusion

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A workplace with the freedom to grow and develop

At any given moment, day or night, our people are working to ensure the wellbeing of our communities across ANZ. Wherever they are, and whatever they do, our people experience the same diverse and inclusive culture. Our individual attributes such as age, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation are what make us unique. These attributes contribute to the diversity of thought, experience and knowledge that enables a business as diversified as ours to flourish.

Indigenous Participation
With our wide reach of employment opportunities, we are proud to have built strong connections with our Indigenous communities. We have a dedicated commitment to Indigenous people and their communities through actions and programmes such as:

  • An active Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and 40 local Community Engagement Programs.
  • A Cultural Learning Pathway for our non-Indigenous employees to develop an understanding of Indigenous culture.
  • A dedicated team of people responsible for recruiting, supporting Indigenous employees
  • A Cultural Heritage Management Process to ensure that Indigenous culture and heritage are protected and respected.
  • A targeted Indigenous employment program designed to maximise Indigenous employment within our business.
  • Engagement with local Indigenous stakeholder groups and organisations

Gender Equality
We have a strong focus on creating an inclusive culture and supporting workplace flexibility. Broadspectrum is proud to be a signatory of the CEO Statement of Support for the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles which focus on elements integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace and community. Our framework focuses on both increasing the diversity of our employees, as well as the practises needed to foster an inclusive culture. To support this, we have implemented a framework that focuses on initiatives including:

  • Ensuring gender balanced recruitment shortlists 
  • Increasing female representation in the organisation across all levels
  • Encouraging a greater uptake of flexible work practices across the organisation
  • Ensuring continued focus on gender pay equality
  • Promoting awareness of unconscious bias through training and communication

Flexibility
We promote a work environment that recognises the importance of flexible work arrangements today, to assist our employees in managing personal commitments. Initiatives such as our Work from Home policy, and rolling out Activity Based Working (ABW) provide our people with greater choice in the tools available to succeed in and out of work.

Parental Leave
Many of us have commitments to family life that require additional time. At Broadspectrum we are committed to providing a supportive environment that acknowledges our employee’s responsibilities when raising a family. Company funded paid parental leave is provided to Primary and Secondary Carers in line with our parental leave policy.

Annual Leave Salary Sacrifice
Sometimes we just need a little more time off to rest, recharge or see the world. Our flexible leave policy allows you to purchase additional leave each year if desired.

Differently Abled People
Broadspectrum has been involved in numerous activities to support people with different abilities to gain exposure to our organisation. We are proud of the following steps we take to ensure our workforce reflects the communities that we serve:

  • Providing employment opportunities and work experience programs for students that are differently abled, such as tailored work experience programs on our Defence Base Services contract.
  • Participating in government funded disability mentoring programs including support with transition into further education or employment pathways.
  • Engaging social enterprises that employ people with different abilities, including House with No Steps, Wise Employment and Wesley Mission.