Recruit Smarter: A better way to do business
Recruit Smarter is a new Victorian Government initiative that will target unconscious bias in recruitment and help employers to take advantage of the full breadth of skills, experience and talent that exists across the Victorian workforce.
Unconscious bias occurs when unintentional assumptions are made about job applicants based on their age, gender, culture, religion or other background.
The Victorian Government will work with a range of stakeholders, including major corporate and peak industry bodies on an 18-month pilot to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices within the Victorian Public Service and the private sector.
During the pilot personal details such as name, age and gender will be removed from job applications at the recruitment stage to avoid bias.
Removing these will promote equal opportunity and help employers take advantage of the diverse skills and experience in the Victorian workforce.
In the first instance a pilot project will look at addressing unconscious bias at the recruitment stage by removing personal details such as name, age, and gender when assessing people's job applications.
Recruit Smarter - Pilot Program
The pilot project will address unconscious bias at the recruitment stage by removing personal details such as name, age, and gender when assessing people's job applications.
Understand equality, diversity and discrimination through the experience of others.
The Government is committed to working with the Victorian private sector to develop and maintain best practice in recruitment processes that address issues such as unconscious bias and better support and promote the State's diversity.
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