Inclusion, diversity & equityJohn Holland

Inclusion, diversity & equity

The quality of the work we bring to the community hinges on people like you.

 

We believe everyone benefits from a work culture that values different identities and perspectives. We want you to feel safe, heard, and supported, and to have a good balance between work and home. 

We want everyone at John Holland to feel that they belong and we have an Inclusion Strategic Plan to help drive how we embed inclusion, diversity and equity into the ways we work every day.  We also look for opportunities to influence our industry to become more inclusive.

Respect for diversity

Respect for diversity

We value people of all genders, ages and cultural backgrounds. Whether you identify as LGBTI+, have a disability or neurodiversity and/or is a First Nations Person, everyone is welcome.

As an employee, you can take part in our employee resource groups, including: the Pride Network, Celebrate Women Network, GROW Network and Ability @ John Holland. 

Our Reconciliation Advisory and Action Committee also champions our business commitment of Reconciliation through respect, relationships and opportunities. Read more about our Reconciliation Action Plan and Reconciliation journey.

Championing equality

Championing equality

Women excel in all types of roles with us, from carpentry to finance, project direction and executives. You can focus on your career development and strengthen your networks with our own women’s mentoring program, or in a business-wide mentoring program.

We are proud to be a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (2022-2024) and strive for 40/40/20 gender equality across our talent recruitment and development as set out in our Gender Equality Strategic Plan. Women currently make up 24.5% (November 2023) of our overall employee base. While this is above the industry average, we continue to work on growing our participation. We are committed to gender equality and reducing our gender pay gap. You can read about our Gender Equality Strategic Plan and the progress made in our Gender Pay Gap Employer Statement.

Foot in the door

Foot in the door

We provide important opportunities and training for people who are looking to break the cycle and build greater economic advantages through employment. We work with veterans, refugees and asylum seekers, First Nations People, youths, and people with disability to make sure they have these opportunities.

We partner with social enterprises such as Vets in Construction and Soldier On, which open the door for veterans to work in construction.

Peoples who have come to Australia for new opportunities and freedoms such as Refugees and asylum seekers may be interested in our partnership with CareerSeekers, which provides pathways to employment on our projects. The program is open to qualified professionals and graduates, many of whom find employment with us at completion.

Young First Nations people who have experienced the youth justice system can gain work experience on our sites with our ON TRACK initiative.

Healthy work life balance

Healthy work life balance

At John Holland, we want you to decide how you work best. You are welcome to choose different types of flexible work options.

You might consider shifting your start and end times, take extended breaks or work from home. You can also ‘buy’ additional leave and share your position with a colleague.

Supporting equal parenting

Supporting equal parenting

We were the first Australian construction company to implement a paid parental leave scheme. Today, we are encouraging more men to take primary carer’s leave. We offer 18 weeks of paid primary carer’s leave and 3 weeks of secondary carer’s leave. 

Parents continue to receive superannuation payments while on paid or unpaid leave for 18 weeks. You are welcome to 15 ‘keep in touch’ days while you’re on parental leave. When you’re ready to come back, we’ll support your return with employee and manager toolkits.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

John Holland pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodiams of the land on which we work and live, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples today.