Employers are key to increasing the diversity of the trades workforce but many organisations don’t know where to start. Check out the linked stories below for information and advice on hiring, supporting and developing women in trades roles.
There are many more women working in non-traditional industries and are sharing their story loud and proud on social media. Unfortunately, there are also people who don’t like change and can hide behind the anonymity of a computer screen to make abusive and upsetting comments. Help keep your wahine toa safe online - share with them this useful overview of internet safety for women.
BCITO has released a booklet giving a snapshot of women in the Construction industry and where some of the barriers are to getting more women on the tools.
The Built Environment sector has a long-standing culture of on-job training and education via apprenticeship models. However, in an era of growth and skills shortages, can the sector afford to ignore the potential of over half the New Zealand workforce?
More women than ever are joining New Zealand’s booming construction industry with the number of women in construction doubling to 17 per cent over the last 15 years but this increase hasn’t resulted in more women in leadership roles within the industry.
Ministry for Women have put together a handbook that provides practical advice to employers on how to attract women, and how to find women for their trade jobs.
Want to improve the gender balance in your workplace but don’t know where to start? Ministry for Women have analysed a variety of sectors and put together a short overview of how to make organisations more diverse.
Glenn Munro from Properly Plastered in Christchurch shares his thoughts on why having women on his team works.
Every company, regardless of the gender balance, should have a sexual harassment policy in place. It makes it easier to talk to your team about where the lines are if they have been laid out beforehand.
New Zealand company Automio can create a customised policy for your business right now using their free Sexual Harassment Policy Bot