As part of our ‘Bridging the Gap’ Aboriginal Employment Strategy, we ran an Indigenous development program in conjunction with TAFE. Eleven participants commenced the program, with two participants commencing an apprenticeship with Endeavour Energy.
We also developed a new program to enable employees who are away from the workplace for extended periods on long-service, sick or parental leave to keep in touch with changes and information relevant to their work.
To support working families, Endeavour Energy continues to provide an onsite childcare facility at Huntingwood. Employees who have children in the centre may pay for the service from their pre-tax earnings. In addition, we continue to offer 14 weeks’ paid parental leave (or 28 weeks at half pay) or one week paid paternity leave to employees after the birth of a child.
Endeavour Energy also began the process of benchmarking itself against similar organisations to find other areas for potential improvement.
Trends in the representation of equal employment opportunity groups (% of total staff, excluding casual staff)