Greater diversity makes workplaces stronger
Rethink your next hire
Across the economy, studies consistently show that diversity increases productivity and returns, with one study by McKinsey & Company revealing that gender-diverse companies are 21% more profitable than average.
A more diverse workforce brings fresh ideas, experiences and perspectives. This improves problem-solving and increases innovation, which creates a competitive advantage.
Recent government figures reveal that less than 40% of construction trade vacancies are being filled. One way to address this skills shortage is to consider recruiting more women.
From January 1st 2022, the Victorian Building Equality Policy requires companies involved in the state’s most valuable construction projects to meet new targets for women’s participation on site.
It’s time to think about diversifying your recruiting – for the benefit of your business, the industry and the economy.
Victorian Building and Construction Recruitment Standards
The building and construction industry plays a significant role in Victoria’s economic growth and is one of the nation’s largest employers. However, only 2% of workers in trades or operational roles are women.
To grow the supply of workers at all occupational levels, organisations need to start recruiting differently.
Find out more by reading the Victorian Building and Construction Recruitment Standards (VBCRS) established by Master Builders Victoria and endorsed by the Building Industry Consultative Council.
Victorian Building and Construction Recruitment Standards 2020Download
Guidance Note for Small Business 2020Download
Guidance Note for Medium or Large Business 2020Download