Since we opened our doors at Enabled Employment, we’ve been advocating for people who face discrimination when looking for work with out accepting government funding assistance to do so.
We’re still unique, offering job opportunities to our inclusion groups without government funding, ensuring we are able to advocate for our candidates in enquiries, and with employers.
What we have noticed though, particularly when submitting tenders for recruitment, is that employers are taking a broader view of the word ‘diversity’, which is a welcome step forward for the Australian employment market. What employers would like to see is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for diversity, one website where they can employ a person who will make their workforce more representative of the Australian population.
As part of this process it has become apparent that we only represent a portion of what our clients consider ‘diversity’ so we’ve made a decision to expand our candidate groups to ensure that we are inclusive and can offer the opportunities we have to everyone who encompasses this meaning. This has meant adding three more candidate groups including those people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex and humanitarian refugees.
The value in having a one-stop-shop for employers is that it helps us successfully win tenders for recruitment services, and it will have a positive effect for every inclusion group we represent. If we are successful in bidding for further tenders, we will increase the number of jobs available for you to apply for on our website, and ensure more people are able to enter the workforce with an inclusive and flexible employer.
Whilst we know that this announcement will be welcome from representatives who have strongly been advocating that we make this change, we know that it may cause some concerns for our other candidate groups, and want to ensure that you know we will still be strongly advocating for people with a disability, our former ADF personnel and their family members, carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and our older Australians and ensuring your voices are heard where it matters.
We are also offering our employers the ability to identify specific diversity groups for identified positions to ensure that we can still cater to those trying to increase their diversity in one specific area. And we still know that the barriers to employment for each group are specific, and we will continue to talk with new and existing employers about the distinct advantages of each inclusion group.
Knowing that, and acknowledging the incredible loyalty of our followers on facebook and twitter, we’ve decided to present our business and our candidates as part of that ‘one-stop-shop’, and we want Enabled Employment to be known as the place to come for diversity for both candidates to find a job, and employers to source candidates representing the diversity of the Australian population as a whole.
At the moment, we are running separate social media sites for each inclusion group we represent. Rather than dividing these audiences, we would like to have one company page which represents all of us, on our social media channels.
We are asking our current followers to migrate across to the Enabled Employment Facebook page, and the Enabled Employment Twitter account.
This will ensure we strengthen the brand of our business, as being the place to come for job opportunities if people face disadvantage in seeking employment, and we can represent a diverse workforce as a stronger, bigger group.
We will be operating our social media accounts at:
Facebook – Enabled Employment at https://www.facebook.com/EnabledEmployment
Twitter – Enabled Employment at @EnabledEmploy
We should be able to merge our Facebook pages without our followers needing to take any action, however we would like to ask all our followers to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the accounts above, for the latest job updates and news as we will be closing our other accounts by the end of the year and no longer be posting content to them.
Our Twitter followers from the @Employ_Veterans and @Employ_Seniors accounts will need to follow @EnabledEmploy on Twitter, as we cannot automatically merge those accounts, and they will close at the end of the year.
We look forward to seeing you on our main company accounts.