7 ways to mark National Reconciliation Week 2017 in your workplace

This year’s National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs from 27 May – 3 June, and marks two significant anniversaries.  The week begins on the 50 year anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, and the week ends with the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision overturning Terra Nullius.  This year’s NRW theme is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’.  So, I've put together a quick list of ideas for events in your workplace.

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How to make this year the best for Aboriginal employment

The best of intentions go nowhere without a solid plan and action.  More often than not, it’s because we aren’t clear about 3 things: the change we want, where we really are now, and what is stopping us from getting what we want.

Here's the how to get clear about these three things quickly that will help you make a plan for Aboriginal employment that works.

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Why can’t I find and keep Aboriginal staff?

Do you consistently have trouble finding or keeping Aboriginal staff?  Are you doing what you see other employers are doing, but still struggle to get results?  Find out how a lack of understanding of Aboriginal experience may be the cause of these common employer frustrations.

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Welcome to Country & Acknowledgement of Land: The what, why, when and how

Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Land are probably the most relevant traditional ceremonies for the modern Australian workplace.  It is a mark of respect and a chance to acknowledge the past and continuing connection local Aboriginal people have with the land.

Do you know what they are, and when to use them?

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Four things an employment service provider must do to get Indigenous employment right

Indigenous employment will be more important in the new employment services contract for all providers because of a new performance measure.  Providers will realise, sooner or later, that getting Indigenous employment right has never been more important for their business.

Here, I share with you the four things that you can do in your organisation to give you the best chance to get Indigenous employment right.  But first, I will show you why it’s going to be so important for you, and how well employment services are doing right now.

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