No gamble when it comes to disability confidence: Tabcorp demonstrates its commitment

Wed 26 May 2021

Woman (Kelly Mitchell) wearing a rainbow lanyard, smiling. She has a blurred out whiteboard behind her with writing and post-it notes all over it.

Image: Kelly Mitchell, Senior Manager Employee Experience, Tabcorp.

 

This year, Tabcorp has prioritised becoming disability confident. Committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone belongs and feels they can be their authentic self, Tabcorp now joins the ranks as an AND gold member.

With over 4,000 employees, Tabcorp has a clear vision for the future of the organisation.

“Our goal is to be a leader in inclusion and diversity, and an employer of choice for diverse talent,” says Kelly Mitchell, Senior Manager Employee Experience.

Tabcorp is committed to identifying the systemic barriers to inclusion that exist in broader society to help create a level playing field for all within the organisation.

“We are starting by looking at our processes, particularly how our employees request adjustments to do their best work, and how inclusive we are for candidates looking to join Tabcorp. We have found clear processes and good policy are key to setting the expectations and empowering.”

Kelly reflects on the way AND has positioned workplace adjustments. During a recent meeting, AND offered the thought that “requesting an adjustment should be as easy as asking for a cup of tea.”

“We want to build a culture of trust so we can make that happen,” Kelly says.

In the future, Tabcorp plans to benchmark itself against leading practice and plans to participate in the Access and Inclusion Index, striving to be a leader in inclusion.

“Disability impacts a large proportion of the Australian population and we’re excited to be expanding our work in this space. We know the business benefits of good Inclusion and Diversity practices are clear. Though inclusion can be sometimes hard to quantify, being heard by your leader, feeling part of a team and being able to participate fully to do your best work is what we’re striving for.”  - Kelly Mitchell

About Tabcorp

Tabcorp is a world-class diversified gambling entertainment group and top 100 ASX-listed company. Tabcorp operates a range of brands including TAB, Sky Racing, the Lott and Keno brands. Tabcorp’s operations deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in returns to the community each year. 

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