Anton Murray Consulting giving back
While we are focused on building a sustainable consulting firm to support our clients and candidates, we also understand that we have the opportunity to contribute to the communities that we are connected with in the Asia-Pacific region. Financial contributions to select charitable organisations including MS Australia, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and the Black Dog Institute provide the basis for giving back to the community. This is supported by embedding a recruitment strategy that considers cultural change and social diversity. What holds this together is a strong workplace culture that endorses volunteering and aims to build an ongoing connection between our team and the community.
With members of our recruitment team personally affected by multiple sclerosis, MS Australia is an important charity that we offer our continuous support to. Through various annual events we give our time to raise money that is used to support important multiple sclerosis research initiatives. MS Australia empowers researchers to effectively identify ways to treat, prevent and ultimately cure multiple sclerosis. To learn more about this great charity head to www.msaustralia.org.au.
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
Founded in 1986, the SCHF has spent decades supporting sick kids across NSW. The foundation’s funds provide more than 170,000 kids per year with access to the best possible healthcare. This is achieved by providing ongoing contributions to 5 kids-focused support networks. They are:
- Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick: A world leading children’s hospital that treats kids with a multitude of conditions including cancer, trauma, disabilities, heart disease and respiratory disorders.
- The Children’s Hospital at Westmead: Largest paediatric centre in NSW providing care for children Australia-wide and across the Pacific Rim. It is home to critical services including Paediatric Burns Unit, the Paediatric Liver Transplant Unit and Newborn Screening Service.
- Kids Research: 600+ researchers, support staff and students are dedicated to discovering new ways to treat a range of childhood illnesses including cancer, obesity, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and more.
- Bear Cottage: Provides respite and end of life care for children with life-limiting conditions.
- NETS: The Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week providing expert clinical advice and emergency treatment.
For more information please visit https://www.schf.org.au.
Black Dog Institute
Mental health is becoming a growing concern with 1 in 5 Australians experiencing symptoms of mental illness in any given year. By integrating research studies, educational programs, clinical services and digital tools, the institute aims to create a mentally healthier world for everyone. More than half of the people who suffer from mental illness go without seeking help which highlights the importance of both addressing the issue and promoting awareness. The Black Dog Institute and Beyond Blue provide extensive support for teenaggers and young adults. Learn more about their support services at www.blackdoginstitute.org.au.
Wayside operates a wide range of services, programs and centres that provide local support for the homeless and underprivileged. Two community service centres in Kings Cross and Bondi have been providing community services from 1964. This includes low cost meals, shower and toilet facilities, changes of clothes and care coordination. They strengthen the community bond by providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome. Along with providing financial support, Anton Murray volunteers directly at Wayside Chapel with corporate volunteering to cook a lunch for the Wayside community. For further details go to www.waysidechapel.org.au.
Diversity and Commitment
With offices located throughout the Asia-Pacific region, we are well aware of the impact that culture has on business. Our extended presence in key financial markets (Australian, Singapore and Hong Kong) have allowed us to develop a greater understanding of the changing nature of the respective working environments. We actively attempt to ensure that our recruitment strategy is aligned to that of our clients with respect to matters such as culture, change and social diversity. This includes:
- Equal opportunities for women within senior levels.
- Assessing applicants based on experience and achievements irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disabilities or any other factors.
- Introduction of community-friendly policies that pay attention to the cultural and social norms of a specific region.
Building a better future
At Anton Murray we believe that the key to giving back to the community comes from within. A strong workplace culture is the starting point for building a better future and community. We encourage team volunteering and provide recognition to those who have contributed. Team outings and events help create a sense of camaraderie that can then flow beyond the workplace environment and spread throughout the community.