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A recently released report from the Tech Council of Australia (TCA) has found that the tech industry is fast becoming the sector of choice for people looking to kick-start a new career.
The report findings echo the experience of Mable, which has doubled in size over the past 12 months. Mable is fast becoming the employer of choice in the tech space, attracting the best and brightest talent who will help us achieve our vision of creating a more inclusive society.
The profit for purpose business now employs 200 staff across Australia which are helping the company scale at pace. This includes new business systems, recruitment and retention policies, procedures, and induction processes to ensure Mable’s internal systems keep pace with the external growth trajectory.
The TCA report highlighted the unique opportunities of the sector, with tech jobs being some of the most diverse, flexible and well paid across the Australian jobs landscape.
TCA’s research shows that:
- Tech jobs are some of the most flexible. For example, employees in tech-specific companies are 1.5x-2x more likely to work remotely than tech employees working in non-tech specific companies
- Tech jobs are more secure than other jobs
- Public school leavers face virtually no wage gap when entering the tech sector compared to private school leavers (around 2%). However, compared to similar industries, the gap is approximately 6%
- The tech sector is far more culturally diverse than any other sector, with 31% of workers speaking an additional language other than English.
A recent survey of Mable staff showcased just how close the business is coming to meet its targets for being a diverse and inclusive employer:
- 9% of respondents identify as having a disability
- 24% of respondents said someone in their immediate family or household identified as having a disability
- 42% of respondents identify as a carer for children and/or adults.
- 42% of respondents were born overseas
- 31% of respondents speak a language other than English at home
- 4% of respondents identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- 15% of respondents define their sexual orientation as part of the LGBTQ+ umbrella.
Most importantly, Almost 90% of respondents said they felt respected at Mable and valued diversity and inclusion at work.