Understanding employer engagement with disadvantaged jobseekers
The Brotherhood has collaborated with the Melbourne Business School, through its Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre, in a study of employer engagement initiatives involving disadvantaged jobseekers.
This research, funded by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, investigated the motivations of employers and the barriers they face in providing opportunities for diverse jobseekers. It also examined the challenges faced by labour market intermediaries.
Further research funded by philanthropic foundations involved a study of employer toolkits designed to help employers remove barriers for particular jobseekers, including young people, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups and mature-age workers.