Improving management practices to integrate refugees and people seeking asylum

Developing effective management practices to integrate refugees and people seeking asylum into Australian workplaces.

This project was funded as part of the Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt)  2019 Seed Funding Round.

This project aims to contribute to the development of effective management practices to integrate refugees and people seeking asylum in the workplace. It also aims to contribute to the development of best practices for employment programs for people seeking asylum and refugees and understand the barriers and opportunities that people seeking asylum and refugees face in the Australian labour market.

The research team is examining the following questions:

  • How do organisations manage the integration and socialization of people seeking asylum and refugees?
  • How do organizations manage the inclusion of people seeking asylum and refugees at the workplace? What HR policies and practices are more effective at boosting the inclusion of people seeking asylum and refugees and facilitating their adjustment?
  • What are the complexities and challenges managers must address in the process of managing people seeking asylum and refugees at the organizational level?
  • What is the role for ‘employment programs’ in assisting employers identify, hire and retain people from Refugee/Asylum seeker backgrounds for businesses in Victoria?

Dr Victor Sojo Monzon [Centre for Workplace Leadership]

Dr Mladen Adamovic [Centre for Workplace Leadership]

Manila Chakma [Centre for Workplace Leadership]

Dr Olivia Dun [School of Geography]

Charlene Edwards [Melbourne Social Equity Institute]

Thea E Hewitt [Centre for Workplace Leadership]

For information about this project, please contact:

Dr Victor Sojo Monzon
Centre for Workplace Leadership
Phone +61 3 9035 3553
Email: vesojo@unimelb.edu.au
@victorsojo