Recruitment and workplace readiness resources

Employing and managing apprentices or trainees

Information about employing apprentices or trainees, including employer role and responsibilities, benefits, costs and support services. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/employers/apprentices

 Employer’s guide to employing young workers

Information from the Fair Work Ombudsman for employers hiring or working with young people, including advice on training, mentoring and buddy systems, managing performance and employer responsibilities. For more information visit https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/best-practice-guides/an-employers-guide-to-employing-young-workers

 Guide to hiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff

Information from the Fair Work Ombudsman for employers hiring or working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. Includes a link to the Fair Work Ombudsman’s factsheet about supporting workers during Sorry Business and their ‘Hiring employees’ online learning course, which has interactive activities, templates and checklists to guide employers through the process. For more information visit https://www.fairwork.gov.au/find-help-for/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people

 Guide to hiring new employees

Information from the Fair Work Ombudsman on the process of hiring a new employee, including an apprentice. Includes a summary of employer responsibilities, a hiring checklist and a link to their ‘Hiring employees’ and ‘Managing employees’ online learning courses. For more information visit https://www.fairwork.gov.au/find-help-for/small-business/hiring-employees

 Guide to building your business through mentoring – an Indigenous employee retention strategy

While this document was developed for Queensland’s tourism and hospitality sectors is provides information that could be beneficial to health services. It is designed to assist employers to understand the value of mentoring, mentor and mentee responsibilities and how to build mentoring capacity. For more information visit https://qticazure.blob.core.windows.net/crmblobcontainer/A%20Guide%20to%20Building%20Your%20Business%20Through%20Mentoring%20-%20An%20Indigenous%20Employee%20Retention%20Strategy.pdf

 Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool

A free online tool developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission that provides practical steps to help businesses effectively manage a culturally diverse workforce. Based on international best practice, the tool lets organisations assess themselves against 30 measures of competence, with a confidential report and useful links generated on completion of the tool. For more information visit: www.culturaldiversity.humanrights.gov.au