1.Conducting an Indigenous Workplace Barometer: Creating Your Indigenous Engagement & Employment Strategy and Plan
Indigenous Works’ Barometer is a structured methodology which mines your employees to solve the biggest issues you face in your workplace. Indigenous Works has done many barometer surveys with public and private organizations, always with great results. Do you suffer from the ‘Frozen Middle’? Your senior leadership has set a course for full Indigenous employment, but the apparent impasse are your middle managers that can’t (or won’t) implement the vision. What are they thinking, and what issues really need to be surmounted? Our proven methodology analyzes the issues and barriers you face in your efforts to implement your strategies, grow your Indigenous employment results, or achieve your workplace inclusion goals.
We do confidential interviews with your managers to learn what their realities are and what insights they have about the bottlenecks or systems barriers to your Indigenous employment and workplace goals. We wrap up the interview results into a summary of core top-line issues, perspectives, and productive recommendations. We find that employees are generally candid and more than willing to share their insights, especially when it’s with an independent third party. The Barometer survey works with any group of employees within your company that may be experiencing problems implementing your organization’s Indigenous employment or workplace inclusion goals. These employees need a voice and a way to see the bigger issues.
The independent third-party report we develop provides a baseline for discussion. Your employees and managers see their opinions reflected in a neutral narrative. The final report serves as a springboard for further discussion and planning.Get all your staff on-board, surmount the hurdles, and accelerate your employment and workplace goals.
Members $25,000.00 + gst
Non-Members $29,500.00 + gst
2.Conducting a comprehensive Indigenous Employment Systems Review and Indigenous Employment and Workplace Plan
Does your company fall under Employment Equity Legislation? Do you need to prepare an Indigenous Employment Systems Review or three-year Employment Equity Plan? Anyone who is tasked with this knows that there are challenges to completing this documentation. We will work hand in hand with your Human Resource or D&I Unit to prepare your Indigenous Employment Systems Review and your Three-year Indigenous Employment Equity Plan.
Our step-by-step approach begins with a formal workplan outlining the steps we will take to complete your Indigenous Systems Review and EE Plan.
- Comprehensive Project Workplan and Charter
- Documents Review
- Analytics Review
- Interviews with your team and colleagues (recruiters, leadership, front-line and managers +others)
- Facilitated Workshop – Your Company’s Position on the Inclusion Continuum
- Dedicated Session – Assessing your Corporate Indigenous Index Score
- Policy review
- Strategy and Practices Review
- Indigenous Employment Systems Review identifies barriers to Indigenous employment using Indigenous Works 9-Point Framework
- Directional Framework and Goal setting
- Quantitative Analysis – Using WEIMS Data
- Developing Your EE Plan – 3-year comprehensive activities, policy recommendations, your Indigenous employment brand and much more
- Final EE Plan and Presentation
Employment Equity Systems Reviews and Plan vary with a number of factors including the amount and level of detailed labour market data and program information that is available, the current understanding of system processes and challenges and experience with EE audits and reviews. The low range is 50-90K and the higher range is 90-125K. A quote will be prepared after meeting with your company to determine the scale and scope of work to be completed.
3.Bid Response Package
Are you a small or medium company that is bidding on jobs with companies that want you to explain what your approach is to Indigenous Relations? Maybe you are working in the energy or mining sector and you want to grow your business as part of the supply chain to larger companies or contractors that are developing projects that are near Indigenous lands. Some companies are asking that you include documentation about your strategies and your track record working with First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. Sometimes the Indigenous relations dimension of RFP’s can be worth as much as 25% of your proposal . We can help you develop the documentation that you need to stand out in the mix of bid proposals that large companies will inevitably review.
Are you a company that needs to develop an Indigenous Bid Response Package and grow your ‘back-end’ systems and practices to support your engagement and work with Indigenous communities? Call us. We can help you to develop your Package and the organizational competencies, training, cultural awareness, and teamwork needed to fulfill on it. Companies that can not evidence their connections and working relationships with Indigenous communities may be losing to other bidders who can present this documentation. You may not even be in the running if you can not show that you have a strong Indigenous Relations Program in place.
Documentation of the Package will vary depending on what components you currently have in place. We can help you build or refine any of these components. Some of the main features include the following documentation.
- Your Company’s Indigenous Directive or Policy on Indigenous Employment, Business and Community Development;
- Your Indigenous Advantage;
- Procurement and Supplier Diversity Program;
- Indigenous Corporate Social Responsibility Program;
- Indigenous Employment Program;
- Indigenous Business Development including JV Opportunities;
- Statement on Reconciliation
- Indigenous Partnerships
- Other Components
Ask for a meeting and Quote from Indigenous Works to develop Your ‘Bid Response Package’.