Getting it right

Getting it right

Is there a way to scale a good decision so that it works not just for your business, but for society? In our new podcast Getting it Right, we’re turning to the people who have the answers. Getting it Right is all about hiring, buying, working with purpose and creating inclusive workplaces. You’ll meet industry leaders who’ve gone above and beyond to provide opportunities for those who need them. You’ll also hear from the people who took those opportunities and ran with them. Inclusive employment and social procurement is ultimately about people–and in Getting it Right, you’ll hear real people’s stories, you’ll learn the benefits of being curious and looking in the right places, and you’ll get ideas about how you can buy and hire with purpose. Season 1: Host and former Socceroos captain Craig Foster mobilised his profile as a career footballer to start a career in human rights activism. And for Craig, social procurement was the key to unlocking one of his most successful activism endeavors to date. Season 2: Host Rae Johnston gives you real-world skills and practical tips to create a more dynamic and diverse workforce; Rae unpacks the hiring processes that work and guides you on best-practice principles for recruiting. Getting it Right; a Jobsbank podcast, produced by Deadset Studios


September 17, 2023 12 mins

We all have different ways of presenting ourselves in different situations. We might talk or act differently at work than we do around family and friends. It’s called code-switching.  

But for people of diverse backgrounds, constantly changing who you are to fit in with a certain work culture takes an exhausting toll.  

Dwayne Good is the founder of Aboriginal-owned travel company, InTravel Group. He’ll explain why the subtle cod...

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A mentor can provide you with useful advice and a great sounding board to tease out workplace issues. But often women in particular are paired with a mentor, instead of being given a pay rise or promotion.  

So, who is mentoring actually benefitting? 

CEO of Jobsbank Karina Davis explains how you can build an effective mentoring plan that works for everyone involved.  


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Unconscious bias doesn’t just resolve itself once you’re through the hiring process. There are probably barriers peppered throughout every level of your organisational structure.  

Whether it’s being flexible with your daily meeting times, considering alternate staff for promotions, or accommodating the needs of employees with caring responsibilities, we help you eliminate bias altogether. 

Andrea Ho, Discipline Lead at Australia...

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The lack of leadership diversity has been item one on company board agendas for a while now. But has enough been done to enable diverse voices at the top of your organisation? 

How can you re-design the seats at your leadership table? 

Peter Mousaferiadis, CEO of Cultural Infusion and founder of Diversity Atlas can help you implement a “top down” approach, making sure your organisation’s culture is there to support it.  



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A certificate from a “job ready” course isn’t always going to guarantee your new employee will be able to hit the ground running.  

Hayden Heta is the managing director of construction company Wamarra, which helps Aboriginal workers find and stay in long-term employment. 

Hayden shares how he created a meaningful path to induct new employees and unlocks the key strategies you could utilise to create a smooth transition for worker...

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Even with the best intentions, there’s probably bias lurking in every step of your hiring structure. So how can you identify where it’s hiding and remove it from your processes? 

Andrea Ho is the Discipline Lead at Australian Film, Television, and Radio School. She’ll give you helpful strategies and practical examples to ensure your hiring process is free of unconscious bias. 


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If your aim is to create a dynamic, diverse workforce it makes sense to employ someone to pioneer that change.

A Diversity and Inclusion role specifically helps foster a space where your workforce can feel motivated, happy and engaged.

But it’s not just thinking about the people who currently work for your organisation. This role sets your company up to attract your future workforce.

Dr Theresa Smith Ruig is a Diversity and Incl...

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When it comes to inclusive procurement, treating every candidate the same isn’t always fair. Different people have different needs. So how can you adapt your processes so they’re fair?

Lisa Annese is the CEO of Diversity Council Australia. She unpacks what companies can do to tap into overlooked talent.

Unearth what practical frameworks you could incorporate in your hiring process to ensure you’ve got a fair approach.



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The pandemic brought working from home to the forefront but there’s more to a “flexible workplace” than just the address.

Jobsbank CEO Karina Davis packages up the tools you need to create an inclusive space where diversity can flourish.  

Find out how to open up shift rostering, build transparent operational plans, and implement innovative trials. These small changes just might transform your workplace.


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If your job ad looks like a Christmas wish list, there’s every chance your perfect candidate is too overwhelmed to apply.

It’s also unrealistic to think one hire can satisfy every issue in your organisation.

Dr Theresa Smith Ruig is a Diversity and Inclusion specialist for Ignis Consulting. She’ll help you refine your job ad to attract the candidate you’re seeking.  


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The Aussie job market is competitive right now, so if you want to attract the best candidates you need to look closely at your hiring processes.

Season 2 of Getting It Right is all about providing you, the hiring manager, a practical toolkit to hire a dynamic and inclusive workforce.

We’ll unpack the hiring processes that work, guide you on best-practice principles for recruiting, and help you design a more inclusive and flexible...

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Social enterprises operate first and foremost to provide opportunities to those in need. 

One way they can do so is in the name itself: by providing social connection.

The Social Studio in Collingwood does exactly that by providing education and teaching opportunities to refugee women from a wide range of backgrounds. CEO Dewi Cooke details how the Studio’s free fashion school not only provides refugee women a path to a meaningfu...

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When Phoebe was released from prison, she got busy looking for work, submitting applications for dozens of jobs in her quest to start life afresh.

But as she applied for jobs in a competitive job market, Phoebe’s passion for creativity, her university degrees and her experience as a graphic designer were no match for the stigma of a prison stint.

That is, until she came across one social enterprise creative agency - Green Fox Stu...

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A social enterprise might have the very best of intentions and even the very best ideas, but those intentions and ideas don't amount to much if the enterprise goes broke. 

You’ll have a hard time making an impact when you’ve got a perfect solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.

So, when is ‘good for the world’ also ‘good for business’?

OC Connections’ Steve Betinsky spent the first part of his career in the corporate world bef...

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Social enterprises exist so that nobody has to go it alone – so why should those enterprises have to go it alone?

In Victoria, they don’t. Social Enterprise Network Victoria (SENVIC) was founded by pioneers who knew space couldn’t develop unless everyone was working together: sharing advice, collaborating, and helping each other make the most impact possible.

SENVIC’s CEO, Nick Verginis, knows the value small businesses can offer...

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Hayden Heta’s journey to founding his own construction company didn’t begin on a sawdust-covered worksite.  

He was initially a park ranger, before moving into a government role, but it didn’t begin in the parks or the office, either. Instead, it was on the sidelines of the football field, where Hayden coached a team of men in their early 20s, that the idea really began to take shape. 

After hearing repeatedly how his players wer...

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Mark Golotta loved welding – he loved improving his craft and contributing to projects of all shapes and sizes. So, after narrowly surviving a motorcycle crash, the only thing on Mark’s mind during rehab was his return to work.

However, welding in a wheelchair is about as difficult as it sounds. Mark tried anyway, even after going bankrupt and being made redundant in favour of faster welders. With the help of Ability Works Austral...

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When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021, former Socceroos captain Craig Foster’s phone started ringing off the hook.

The popular Australian footballer realised how lucky he’d been to follow his passion and had mobilised his enormous profile in the sporting and media world to become a human rights activist.

So when that phone started ringing, he started doing everything in his power to get as many Afghan women as poss...

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