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Laing O'Rourke

Worldwide


Industry
Construction
Company size
10,001+
Founded
1978
Headquarters
United Kingdom

Workplace initiatives at Laing O'Rourke

Workplace initiative Status
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 26 Weeks (18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks at half pay)
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 Weeks
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 Months
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Opportunities to purchase leave No
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Breastfeeding rooms
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership
Domestic and Family Violence policy No
Internal Women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores year on year 73% (2017)
Employee turnover rate 18.8%
Paid volunteer days 1 day per annum

About Laing O'Rourke

Why work for us?

  • We know that building a sustainable, enduring and innovative organisation requires us to develop and nurture the very best people.

  • In 2016 we conducted a gender pay gap review across Australia and now have pay parity across the organisation and filters in place to ensure men and women’s salaries do not diverge and earlier this year, our Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke was confirmed as a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador

  • We offer competitive salaries and benefits, flexible work programs and ongoing learning and development opportunities.

  • We provide support for both primary and secondary carers with an industry-leading paid parental leave offering of 26 weeks of paid leave, 18 of which are at full pay, and eight weeks at half pay.

  • We developed Inspiring STEM+ - a school engagement program designed to encourage more girls into STEM courses at university and ultimately careers in construction and engineering.

  • We provide access to Keep in Touch and Return to Work coaching programs for all staff on parental leave

  • In 2017 we launched a Connecting Women network – a program of events designed to build engagement and greater visibility of our female leaders and to provide a forum for connecting our women, role modelling careers, and building new networks for support and advice.

Who we are

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner.

The business is currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors.

Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry and has twice been named as one of Australia’s Top 10 most innovative businesses by BRW Magazine.



Diversity & Inclusion

Laing O’Rourke is committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work.

To drive our Diversity and Inclusion strategy we created a Hub Diversity Council and a new role of Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenous Relations.

This led to the development of Laing O’Rourke’s Diversity and Inclusion policy, which focusses on seven key areas including gender equity, flexible work arrangements, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social inclusion, disability and religious affiliations.

We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce and are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people and achieving our vision of being an ‘employer of first choice’.

We have talented people working together at Laing O’Rourke, and our performance will be determined by the breadth and the depth of our inclusion of all of our people.

There is an understanding across our organisation that the more we embrace our differences within Laing O’Rourke – diversity of thought, experience, perspective, race, gender and more – the better we can deliver what our clients want and the more successful we will be.