Generation Success - resources for employers

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This page provides links to tips and information for employers of young people.

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Practical Tips for Recruiting Young People

You can help young people kick start their career by making small changes to how you recruit, including how to change your existing recruitment practices to open up more opportunities for young people and give them a better chance at competing for job vacancies.

Online Learning for Employers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has developed a range of free online modules that use video content and interactive quizzes to help employers and their young workers understand their workplace rights and obligations as well as guide them through common work scenarios.

Each course takes around 20 minutes to complete and users have the option of registering to record learning, pause and resume courses, access assessments and download completion certificates.

  • Hiring employees - will guide you through the hiring process, from deciding whether to recruit, through to the first months of employment.
  • Difficult conversation in the workplace: manager course - whether you are delivering bad news or talking to an employee about their behaviour at work, find out how to handle the conversation well, deal with the problem and get on with the job.
  • Managing performance - helps you learn how to promote good employee performance in the workplace and address underperformance when it occurs.

Advertising Jobs

Employers can use the Australian Job Search website to advertise jobs. An Employer User Guide is available for employers wanting to advertise their vacancies on the site.

Work Experience Help for Employers

Work experience for school students – help for employers lists resources and service providers that can help employers create quality work experiences for school students.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

A range of relevant information and support is available for employers of an apprentice or trainee at the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.

The Australian Apprenticeships website provides information for Australian Apprentices and their employers.

Workplace Safety for Young Workers

These sites provide a range of resources to assist you in communicating with young workers and developing their understanding of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to staying safe at work.

Industry Information

The new Industry Skills Fund will commence on 1 January 2015 and will deliver close to 200,000 targeted training places and training support services over four years. The fund will assist small and medium sized businesses to successfully diversify and improve competiveness in a global market, with high-quality accredited and targeted training delivered by Registered Training Organisations.

Generation Success Resources

A range of resources for young workers, young job seekers and their parents and educators are also available from the Generation Success website.

Visit the Australian Job Search website.

Want to know more?

For further information or to register to receive ongoing content updates contact GenerationSuccess@employment.gov.au