It’s a fact. Women are Australia’s most untapped resource* yet, despite their talents, many are falling through the cracks of traditional recruitment methods.
Future Women’s Jobs Academy is determined to do something about that, and so are we at face2face Recruitment.
Through a new partnership between Jobs Academy and face2face, the potential of more women of all backgrounds, ages and levels of experience will be unlocked. More women of enormous talent will be connected with public, private and not-for-profit organisations looking for the best skills in today’s highly competitive job market.
Great matches will be made through the new partnership between Jobs Academy and face2face. We were chosen as a recruitment partner to help source and find additional job opportunities for women who are completing Jobs Academy.
Everybody wins: The qualified and skilled women looking for work; organisations wanting to boost their strengths; and a country that sees their productivity potential.
Let’s start at the beginning.
What is Jobs Academy?
Jobs Academy is an innovative approach to boosting the workforce participation and economic security among Australian women. It was conceived during COVID-19 pandemic, which saw women reduce their hours of work or stop working altogether at a faster rate than men, often to manage additional caring responsibilities.
Recognising that the economy and workforce had changed in a way that seriously impacted women, Future Women launched Jobs Academy to help give women the confidence, capabilities and connections they need to start their job search and secure their future employment pathways.
Jobs Academy is a Future Women initiative supported by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women. It’s a 12-month free program for women wanting to return to the workforce.
What is Jobs Academy’s vision?
That every Australian woman who wants paid work can be securely employed in a supportive and flexible environment, regardless of her personal circumstances or background.
Why the partnership between face2face and Jobs Academy?
face2face and Jobs Academy align in many ways.
We’re both passionate about connecting women with job opportunities and supporting them to build secure, rewarding careers.
We both provide high-quality resources and job-readiness training to help women think laterally about their skill sets and how to seize the moment and go for that dream position.
We’re both about connecting and learning.
We’re both inclusive and in the business of helping women achieve professional success, feel rewarded and achieve economic security.
Why is face2face unique in the recruitment space?
As a team of recruitment specialists (and a predominantly female organisation), face2face works every day with women who have what it takes to gain amazing jobs and make incredible contributions to workplaces on multiple levels and in all sectors.
We were founded on – as our name makes clear – face-to-face service and relationships. This was a deliberate strategy, with Chief Executive Officer Kate Prior increasingly uncomfortable with a recruitment industry becoming more focused on numbers and profits than people.
face2face Recruitment experts aren’t driven purely by key performance indicators and a pay structure that motivates recruiters to fill positions to meet targets.
Candidates aside, face2face is also about supporting employers to achieve gender equality in Australian workplaces by engaging dynamite women.
Working hand-in-hand with employers
As well as supporting women to return to work after a career break, this partnership will engage and support employers committed to creating supportive environments for their employees.
To date, Future Women has established relationships with more than 55 employer organisations and this number will increase through the partnership with face2face.
What do you need to do now?
The next intake of Future Women’s Jobs Academy will be in early 2023 so if you’re interested in joining the program, register your interest so you’re the first to know when applications open.
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* Chief Executive Women (2022) Addressing Australia’s Critical Skill Shortages: Unlocking Women’s Economic Participation