Key Factors in the Attraction and Retention of Local Remote Staff in Northern Australia

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    Despite significant policy and program prioritisation and public intervention
    directed towards the employment of local residents in remote Aboriginal communities,
    expected changes have not been achieved in many parts of Northern Australia. Across sectors
    (public and private) some key factors, models and opportunities emerge concerning local
    employment, and with them an appetite for cross-sectorial communication on challenges and opportunities. The attraction and retention of migratory professionals in marginalised and
    remote settlements is increasingly well defined in national and international literature but
    there are specific distinctions between those scenarios and the key factors effecting local
    remote staff. Where local staff employment is largely shaped by actions and expectations
    through public policy, program design, and skills and training pathways in many service
    related sectors, there are also pockets of market engagement, where opportunities are generated by aspirations, strategic planning, and responsive capacity to adapt from local to
    global markets. This overview of multi-sector remote employment of local remote staff
    highlights some of the models of employment which have emerged through case studies drawn
    from employers, locations and sectors across the Northern Australian region. Identifying some
    of the key factors in the attraction and retention of local staff in remote areas is a topic of interest to the synthesis and integration of research for the Cooperative Research Centre for
    Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP), managed by Ninti One.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Developing Northern Australia Conference
    Place of PublicationDarwin, Australia
    PublisherAssociation for Sustainability in Business Inc.
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781922232472
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventDeveloping Northern Australia Conference: Above the line - unleashing the North's potential - Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia
    Duration: 20 Jun 201622 Jun 2016 (Conference proceedings) (Conference Proceedings)


    ConferenceDeveloping Northern Australia Conference
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