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We believe in and actively support the power of inclusive diversity.

Empowering everyone

Inclusion is a core philosophy for us. Honouring the diversity of the people we deal with is at the centre of what we do and how we do it. We welcome diversity of age, culture, ability, gender, religion and sexual orientation and seek to cultivate everyone’s sense of belonging on this basis.

Our approach to our stakeholders - team members, participants, clients, community – and every decision we make is guided by this active commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Team Members

Team Members

We want to create a safe, healthy and productive workplace for our employees and associates, where everyone feels comfortable to be their whole selves.

Participants

Participants

We want to make sure our programs, services and support respond to the diverse and holistic needs of our participants.

Clients

Clients

We want to partner with progressive organisations and support their commitment to diversity and inclusion amidst change and transformation.

Community

Community

We work with like-minded associations and community initiatives to make a difference for everyone.

Our D&I Expertise

Our team of experienced and renowned D&I subject matter experts - who have expertise and accreditation in late career transition, gender, culture, indigenous, disability and mental health - guides content and delivery of our programs to ensure an inclusive and holistic approach.

Mature Age
Mature Age

Mature Age

We have pioneered mature age transition solutions since 2004 and are widely recognised as the industry leader in ageing workforce management.

Gender Equality
Gender Equality

Gender Equality

We advocate for and embed gender equality and pay equity principles in our programs, speaking engagements and community support.

Flexible Working
Flexible Working

Flexible Working

We walk the talk by embracing flexibility in the way we work with our clients, team members and our pool of coaches to ensure delivery excellence.

Mental Health
Mental Health

Mental Health

We regularly train our Transition Coaches and team members in Mental Health First Aid to assist with recognising when participants, colleagues, friends and family members may need assistance.

Parental Leave Transition
Parental Leave Transition

Parental Leave Transition

We support everyone before, during and after parental leave to meet the competing demands of family, career and wellbeing.

D&I Specialist

  • Alison Hernandez

    • Director of RiseSmart Australia, NZ & Singapore, a Randstad company.
    • Stevie Gold Award for Women in Business 2017 – Female Executive of the Year (Asia, Australia, NZ).
    • WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador since 2014.
    • Advisor NSW EEO Practitioners’ Association (NEEOPA).
    • BSc (Hons). MAHRI. MAICD. Certified Retirement Success and ReCareer Coach.
    • NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards Agenda Setter 2014.
    • Proud mother of a teenage daughter.
    Alison Hernandez

Flexible Working

At RiseSmart, working flexibly is part of our DNA. This is our way to make sure everyone gets to do their life’s best work – always.

An area crucial to our wellbeing and productivity is flexible working. How we can accommodate individual flexible work requirements in our ‘Working with RiseSmart’ value proposition remains a top priority. Whether it is choosing start and finish times, days of work, place of work, or mode of communication - the options and opportunities are endless, and we discuss them from the moment we meet you; not after you ‘prove yourself’ or the end of your probation period.

#FlexSmart

FlexSmart

FlexSmart

FlexSmart


SmartTalkHR Blog - What do you mean by flexibility?

SmartTalkHR Blog - What do you mean by flexibility?

In ten years of ageing workforce research, flexibility is a recurring theme. And from older workers, the resounding sentiment is, “I am happy to work longer, but not the way I’m working now.” In one sense, older workers have thrown down the gauntlet to employers; if you want workforce sustainability, then flexible work practices are a necessity for all ages and all stages.

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Gender Pay Equity

A topic close to our heart at RiseSmart is gender pay equity. At the current rate, the global pay gap will take 202 years to close (WEF source) so we are committed to make a difference with:

Team Members

Team Members

We guarantee equal pay for equal or comparable work - regardless of gender - simple.

Participants

Participants

We provide the opportunity to attend a career resource workshop on 'Understanding gender pay equity' and ‘Negotiating the offer’ to equip everyone with strategies, tools and resources to raise awareness and close the gender pay gap.

Clients

Clients

To create sustainable change, we run national pay equity wisdom circles for clients to explore pay equity through the lens of the career life cycle, transformation and change.

Community

Community

As a proud WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador, our National Director Alison Hernandez has signed the Pay Equity pledge and is committed to raising awareness of pay equity and driving change in the business community.


Quotes Alison Hernandez

As a diversity and inclusion advocate, creating a mentally healthy workplace and providing the tools and resources to support those around us goes hand in hand with our values of excellence and generosity. We aim to give, help and go beyond expectations.

Alison Hernandez
RiseSmart National Director Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

Supporting our community

RiseSmart is a proud corporate members and supporter of:

WGEA
Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)
Australian Human Resource Institute (AHR
Diversity Council Australia (DCA)
NEEOPA
EEON
Diversity Practitioners Association (Qld)
proud supporter of Dress for Success
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