Can an "indigenous Employment Program” work? A case study of National Australia Bank

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    This article reports the results of a study of participants in the National Aus- tralia Bank (NAB) Indigenous Employment Program who have become per- manent NAB employees. It presents evidence that a voluntary Af?rmative Action program such as the Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) developed through Reconciliation Australia can have a positive effect on career and per- sonal outcomes for the people involved. They can also be bene?cial for the sponsoring organisation by encouraging a greater understanding by employ- ees of Indigenous culture. The positive incentives for high pro?le organisa- tions such as NAB to engage with the RAP program provide additional incentives for organisations to actively promote the position of Indigenous Australians.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)128-138
    Number of pages11
    JournalEconomic Papers
    Volume34
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    In: Economic Papers, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2015, p. 128-138.

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