Diversity and inclusion
Ours is a continuously evolving culture that seeks and celebrates diversity. We understand the value of a truly inclusive workplace in which everyone can feel encouraged to contribute and reach their full potential. From customers to employees, we believe in supporting and inspiring each member of our nbn™community.
Our goal is to ensure equality of opportunity for both women and men to flourish and succeed. By proactively breaking down barriers, challenging bias, and focusing on a culture of inclusion we’re constantly working to ensure all employees at nbn have equal access to career advancement and leadership opportunities.
We are focused on increasing the representation of women across the business. This is supported by organisation-wide initiatives including:
- Clear gender targets with ongoing performance of these targets published in our annual report
- Identifying and developing emerging female leaders and high-potential talent across all business areas
- Women’s career development, mentoring and sponsorship programs
- Women’s networking forums
- Strong focus on achieving and maintaining Gender Pay Equity
- Opportunities for flexible working arrangements for all employees
- Unconscious bias and inclusion training for all employees
- Ensuring gender balanced recruitment shortlists and interview panels when hiring new employees
Meet some of our female leaders
Executive General Manager, Transformation and Portfolio Management
General Manager, Customer Channels and Enterprise Operations
Ours is a workplace that strives to connect, support and celebrate awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) employees and their allies.
We are actively building a culture that ensures everyone feels safe and comfortable to be their true and authentic selves at work each day. We are doing this through LGBTI inclusive people policies, our LGBTI inclusion eLearning module and celebrating days of significance such as International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
We have an active and growing Pride@nbn network to connect and support our staff. Our LGBTI inclusion efforts were recognised at the Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards 2018 where we received Bronze Employer Status.
At nbn we are proud to have created our third Reconciliation Action Plan (2018 – 2020) with Reconciliation Australia. This is a key element in our continued desire to incorporate the appropriate recognition and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their cultures into the way we operate each day.
Our vision for reconciliation is to connect communities across Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples share equal access in the benefits of the nbn™ broadband access network.
We have launched our Liakukana (“lee-ah-kooh-kâh-nah”) community to bring together our First Peoples representatives and our diverse members who are helping deliver our Reconciliation Action Plan for 2018-2020 (focused on improving our community engagement and innovative solutions to deliver the nbn™ access network to First Peoples communities).
We are creating a culturally inclusive workplace through Reconciliation Awareness eLearning modules, and supporting our First Peoples staff by providing opportunities for mentoring and a dedicated employee assist line. We are supporting First Peoples communities by delivering Cyber Safety awareness to schools in the Northern Territory and South Australia, with the hope to expand this to other states and through our Delivery Partners who are focused on hiring First People staff and using indigenous suppliers.
At nbn, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace, which strives to support and enable employees with disability.
We are proud to have launched our Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2019-2021, which aims to ensure people with disability feel valued, supported and included in our organisation.
The Plan outlines the steps nbn aims to take to implement our goals for the inclusion of people with disability as employees, customers and communities.
The Plan will be part of our work culture; from the recruitment process, the first day with us and beyond. Another goal is to positively impact our consumers, as we work together as one team to focus on accessibility across our business.
A key part of our commitment is our partnership with the Australian Network on Disability. The partnership with expert advisors, while listening to our employees, we are continually striving to understand the needs of our people and improve the accessibility of our workplace for all.
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We are proud of our inclusive, supportive and unique culture and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to help us to bridge the digital divide and connect Australia. Our commitment to offering flexible work conditions, development and advancement opportunities and truly meaningful work makes nbn a rewarding and energising environment to work in. As an employee at nbn you have the opportunity to help us on our journey and make a real difference to the fabric of our communities.
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