Creating the Indigenous Talent Pipeline
Prospectus document is currently under review.
Pipeline Talent has a talent pool of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders who are ready to be appointed on merit to executive positions in private enterprise, in government and not-for profit organisations.
Pipeline Talent has a talent pool of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers who are ready to be appointed to non-executive roles.
Pipeline Talent uses its vast network to grow this unique capability. This is how we are creating a pipeline of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.
Australian organisations are committed to considering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates but often don’t know where to look. Pipeline Talent is Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment company – we are 100% Indigenous owned and are certified by Supply Nation.
Pipeline Talent is a proud Indigenous company. Our services include executive recruitment, general recruitment and labour hire services, and whilst we specialise in the recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people we are simply driven to place the best candidates for our clients.
Pipeline Talent has a network like no other – we are able to draw on our connections across Australia to find the best candidates for your roles. We say ‘we know where to look’ and that means you only need to look here for all your recruitment needs
Pipeline Talent provides one on one support to placed Indigenous candidates, and coaching and training to build capability across the board. We have a consultancy arm to our business too and will work with our clients to scope and design a plan to give you Indigenous and leadership insights to your business practices, your opportunities and your position in the recruitment market place.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous Executive Recruitment
Pipeline Talent can recruit for a wide range of general roles, but our focus is on corporate and government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment. We have contact with thousands of current and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders across Australia and after years of working closely with corporate and government partners, we see the strong demand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander executives ready for merit-based appointments. Pipeline Talent is the bridge between the two.
We know just how many talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people there are ready to move into senior leadership roles or to make a change into a new position.
With very few Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders in executive management of Australia’s top 200 companies, and very few Indigenous executives in government department roles, we can provide the talent pipeline.
Supporting a candidate to perform in today’s environment where many organisations are faced with increasing challenges, is necessary to set up the employee for success. This is why we support both our candidates and clients. We work collaboratively and tailor each candidate search to the client’s requirements.
Pipeline Talent, a 100% Indigenous owned company, is valued and respected by Aboriginal and Torres Strait people across the country.
Indigenous and non Indigenous Recruitment
Pipeline Talent’s track record in the recruitment industry is impressive, and this is because of the talent we attract and the recruitment practices we have developed and refined since opening our business in 2016.
Pipeline Talent is Australia’s first company specialising in recruitment and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander executives.
Pipeline Talent draws on its extensive network of current and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from across Australia to identify talent best suited to your next role.
This includes appointments to Boards.
Identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander executive talent for Boards goes hand in hand with our leadership recruitment strategy – it is through the thousands of connections we make with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders that gives Pipeline Talent the edge when matching your Board requirements with Indigenous leaders.
Our network reaches into the talent-rich remote communities of Australia, and leverages its deep connections in the Not-ForProfit, Community, Government, Sport and Commercial sectors to give a truly national consideration to your requirement.
Unlike non-Indigenous talent-search companies, we understand ‘cultural competency’ and the diversity of thinking this brings to your organisation. We are able to appropriately check cultural claims and have permission to conduct reviews with Traditional Owners and communities as necessary.
We work with you to identify your requirement – this ideally involves direct collaboration with the existing Board to understand the skills and attributes required to complement and complete
your executive structure. We will undertake a targeted and confidential search and will present you with a small number of Board candidates to consider. Our service includes all aspects of the engagement process including negotiations, documentation, and credential checking.
Rachelle Towart OAM, Managing Director, is recognised nationally in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, governance and education. Rachelle received her OAM in acknowledgement of her achievements in these areas
As the former CEO of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Rachelle trained thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and was recognised with a wide range of awards. This included the prestigious Westpac Community CEO of the Year (2014).
She is also one of Australian Financial Review’s Australian Women of Influence.
Rachelle is passionate about supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait people to reach their leadership potential.
Pipeline Talent Fees
We negotiate separately for each appointment. We recognise each Board has different drivers and requirements, and we take your uniqueness into account in establishing our fee structure.
Pipeline Talent’s skills and vast connections means we have perspectives and insights different from others. Our consultancy team will work closely with you to understand and shape your requirement. We have delivered a range of consultancy reports including:
- Indigenous Leadership – salary benchmarking
- Strategies to become an Employer of Choice
for Indigenous graduates
- Strategies to retain Indigenous employees
- Remuneration design
- Skills audit
- Talent Mapping
- Reconciliation Action Plan design
- Research piece: What’s more effective in
attracting Indigenous candidates – identified
positions or general positions?
Pipeline staff have delivered strategy and consulting services to organisations across Australia, ranging from several corporations in Australia’s top 200 ASX to small start-ups in remote communities
Strengthening Diversity through merit-based appointments
We provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates who are ready to be appointed to executive and non-executive roles on merit. There is no shortage of talent – and we won’t rest until we’ve found the candidates you need.
Our Pipeline family
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent pipeline provides support, training and career development opportunities for current and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and non executive employees. Pipeline Talent supports a community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees from across
Australia, providing access to a ready network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and non-executive employees. Support between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees is important, and Pipeline strongly supports the network as part of the Pipeline family.
Respect for Pipeline Candidates
We treat Pipeline candidates as we would like to be treated ourselves. No-one likes getting the generic ‘sorry on this occasion you were not successful’ letter, so we undertake to contact both the successful candidates, and also the unsuccessful candidates by phone and/or email, providing feedback to help our talent pool thrive. We will also provide all candidates with ongoing access to information and opportunities via our Pipeline newsletter. Personal support is the hallmark of the Pipeline Talent community.
Communication, Communication, Communication
We love to talk. Communication is essential to ensure candidates understand potential jobs and employers understand potential candidates.
Actively Growing the Profile of Indigenous Leaders
Pipeline Talent’s network of contacts with employers across Australia helps to build awareness of the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.
If for some reason our candidates don’t work out, pipeline recruitment commits to working on finding another.
Cultural Competency underpins our every interaction. Whether it’s how we coach our candidates or how we support selection panels Pipeline Talent guides and teaches about the value of our differences.
Celebrate Success Stories
We like to recognise each person who is hired through our pipeline. Telling the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders success is fundamentally important to our mission – and to the quality of Australia’s story of contemporary diversity and inclusion.
We also provide coaching, skills audits, recruitment strategy development and training to build capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders.
This in turn creates employees a community of support and opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
At Pipeline Talent, research is a key differentiator. It is a critical part of the talent search process and done right, it delivers top-class candidates.
Indigenous Career Coaching
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Coaching is a structured conversation that helps you identify your strengths and challenges in an outcome process that guides you toward achieving your greater potential at work and enhancing your contribution to organisational performance.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Coaching is a collaborative approach that emphasises setting goals, building on strengths, exploring options for sustainable change, seeking, and reflecting on new perspectives, and committing to sustainable learning and action.
What Makes Us Special
Pipeline Talent is committed to growing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and to work with employers to ensure outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are brought to their attention.
Advertise with us
Pipeline Talent has a contemporary and interactive website attractive to both job seekers and organisations wanting to get their vacancies in front of as many potential candidates as possible. You can manage your own advertisements, and the costs are:
What we offer
30 days $175(Ex GST)
60 days $250(ex GST)
Join the Pipeline
Email: [email protected]
Terms and Conditions
- The premium service is effective for the period from the
date of payment received
- Job ads will be reviewed by Pipeline Talent to ensure
they comply with Pipeline Talents values and standards
- Only job ads for jobs that are within the requesting
agency/company remit will be accepted
- You can post the ads, and the ads will be removed by
Pipeline Talent one week after the date of closure unless
- Interest/contact from job ads will be referred directly
to the requesting agency / organisation unless there is
a recruitment contract in place with Pipeline Talent to
manage the recruitment process
New Prospectus document is currently under review.