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The qualities that are acquired or enhanced during motherhood tend to be underrated, with many women not even including their parental leave on their resume due to the implications it could have on their applications. In PwC’s 2018 report, 42% of women disclosed that they were “nervous of what having a child would do to their careers and 48% of new mothers felt that they were overlooked for career advancement opportunities because...
Diversity is one of the values that Broadspectrum lives by, as was on display yet again through their support for the Queensland Resources Council’s Indigenous Awards. The awards, which are given out annually, are used to promote and celebrate Indigenous participation and achievements in the Queensland resources sector. Broadspectrum’s subsidiary company, Easternwell, not only attended the awards but sponsored them in line...
Broadspectrum has long been known for their ambitious push for gender diversity, but recently they have broadened their focus on equality to include an Indigenous hiring target. The program, which is called the ‘Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative’ (IEPI), will see Broadspectrum aim to employ another 450 new Indigenous employees by 2020. Although only launched relatively recently, the program is already enjoying...
Broadspectrum has recognised  International Women’s Day  (IWD) on 8 March 2018 by acknowledging its progress in closing the gender parity gap but recognising there is still more work to be done.  This year’s theme #pressforprogress is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  Broadspectrum sites and...
It’s a startling statistic that more than half of us are not happy in our work, whether that be the money we earn or the meaning we attach to the work we do. With that in mind it’s hardly surprising that one of the most common New Year resolutions is to get a new job. While some of you may feel you are stagnating in your current role, are looking for more responsibility or a pay increase, others will be considering something...
Broadspectrum is promoting equality and diversity in its industries by sponsoring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships for female students. The company has recently signed agreements with Monash University and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), to include a yearly scholarship in their program from 2018. Championing the company’s diversity and inclusion agenda, Broadspectrum Group Executive Legal...