Workplace Diversity Project

Helping Make Your Workplace More Diverse, Inclusive and Mentally Healthy

The Why

A poor workplace culture and environment will affect your staff’s mental health and wellbeing. It affects job satisfaction, relationships with other staff members, presenteeism, and many other factors.

With poor mental health and wellbeing – you organisation is affected overall. You’ll see a decline in performance, productivity, reputation, recruiting, pipeline, retention of valuable workers, profits, as well as an increased risk exposure to workcover claims.

So, what can we do to improve your staff’s mental health and wellbeing?

Introducing our Workplace Diversity Project.

Together, we’ll help you create a great workplace where all staff members feel accepted, supported and included. Through the Workplace Diversity Project, your supervisors have the chance to become diversity and inclusion leaders, equipped to improve the overall culture and environment of each of your workplaces, prevent mental injuries and improve mental health and wellbeing for frontline workers.

What’s It All About?

This ground-breaking, industry-first project aims to work with organisations at all levels to improve the mental wellbeing of employees and workplace culture through diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Our dedicated project team will provide universal, end-to-end solutions for your organisation, work with your HR team to develop robust policies and procedures, as well as offer one on one mentoring with frontline leaders to become diversity and inclusion champions through training and resource access.

Included in the project:

  • Your organisation will be provided with awareness-raising materials and resources to create understanding of the project within your workplaces.
  • We will design a promotional campaign of your partnership with Tradeswomen Australia and commitment to becoming diversity and inclusion champions via social platforms.
  • You will be provided with full technical support in signing up all organisation participants to our Learning Management System (LMS), which will allow access to learning modules 24/7 through any computer or mobile device.
  • Each frontline supervisor or manager will have full access to a database of toolbox meeting talks and presentations, a suite of resources to develop better understanding of each module, as well as advice on a range of diversity and inclusion topics.
  • A survey will collect baseline data on the current state of wellbeing, diversity and inclusion within your organisation from your leadership team, as well as your frontline workers. Throughout the training period, periodic metrics will be provided to show improvement in mental health and wellbeing within the workplace through diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Full support and mentoring for frontline supervisors and managers in navigating a range of mental wellbeing, diversity and inclusion issues through toolbox meeting training.
  • All data collected from the training period will be collated into a full report, containing an evaluation on the outcomes of the Project and any recommendations.

You can choose to customise the Project to best fit your desired outcomes by including:

  • Code of conduct and values support – assisting in the development of a diversity and inclusion elements within your organisation’s current value system, or support you in reviewing your organisation’s current code of conduct, so that diversity, inclusion, and mental health & wellbeing can be incorporated effectively.
  • Network support for your female workers – providing memberships and access to female trade networks
  • Improving your talent pipeline – through recruitment and biases virtual training, as well as assisting in promoting job opportunities within your organisation.
  • Mentoring support for female workers – facilitate mentoring opportunities, or establish an internal mentoring framework for your organisation.

Once your organisation has completed the Project, you can expect to achieve:

  • A mentally healthy, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture that fosters innovation, productivity, and respect.
  • Competitive advantage in recruitment – being industry leaders in diversifying your workplace and prioritising the mental health of employees, as well as aligning yourself with the TWA brand will assist your organisation in generating a greater variety of applicants.
  • Employees who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be diversity and inclusion champions in their workplaces.
  • Evolution of relevant policies & procedures to support diversity, inclusion, and mental health and wellbeing in the workplace (where applicable).
  • Creation of a mentoring/support network that will provide your organisation with internal frameworks to support new employees, particularly diverse and/or employees in potentially vulnerable circumstances.

Contact us to discuss the Workplace Diversity Project further –

Our Partners

Our Project is funded thanks to WorkSafe Victoria’s Workwell Mental Health Improvement Fund.

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Our Research

In 2020, the Workplace Diversity Project Team hosted industry forums in order to gain insights into the diversity and inclusion barriers currently in the Victorian automotive industry.

Collaborating with industry experts, a research paper entitled “Lifting the Bonnet: Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion in the Automotive Industry”.

View the research paper here