Resources for trade employers

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Building Belonging Podcast series

Work in progress: what’s going on with the lack of diversity in the trades?

What’s being done in Aotearoa to create a more inclusive future for our trade industry? What’s changed over the last 30 years, and how do we compare with other countries? Chris Donnelly and Genevieve Black are joined by Stacy Mendonça from the National Association of Women in Construction and Robbie Paul of Waihanga Ara Rau to discuss the current state of diversity within New Zealand’s trade industry.

Cultural respect & safety: What does it look like on site?

‘Diversity and inclusion’ shouldn’t feel like a box-ticking exercise on site, but it can sometimes feel daunting for business owners. Genevieve Black and Chris Donnelly are joined by Sam Sefuiva from Māori and Pasifika Trades Training and Georgina Connelly, general manager of Te Matarau Education Trust, to hone in on the benefits of a more diverse worksite.

Hiring tradeswomen: what’s holding us back?

It’s 2023, and we’re still seeing huge disparities in pay, representation and hiring women in the trades. Why?! We know more women want to get into the trades, but is it enough? Genevieve Black and Chris Donnelly speak to industry leader Andrew Bellamy about his experience hiring tradeswomen. Then, Angela Meyer explains what she believes needs to change to get more women and minorities into the trades.

'Keep it decent' guidelines
for safe and respectful workplaces has this guideline and
a full toolbox of other useful resources for employers.

Useful posters for workplaces

Woman builder hammering in a nail

Stand up, step in.

A3 posters displaying tips for active bystander intervention for bullying. Empower employees to take action, and foster a safer, more inclusive environment.
Women construction workers conversing

Keep it decent.

These A3 posters advocate for respectful interactions and foster a workplace culture where everyone feels safe and valued.

Free learning modules

In conjunction with BCITO | Te Pūkenga, we’ve created some easy-to-use online learning modules for you and your employees on a range of topics.  Completing these modules will help increase skills and knowledge within your workplace, which leads to improved productivity.