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Recruit Smarter: A better way to do business

Recruit Smarter

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

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.

Find out more about the pilot program.

Recruit Smarter

Case Studies

Understand equality, diversity and discrimination through the experience of others.

Find out more about case studies.

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Partner Participation

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.

Find out more about partner participation.

Video

Transcript: Recruit Smarter (Word, 2 pages, 125KB)

Partners

Australian Industry Group Ambulance Victoria Australia Post Centre for Ethical Leadership Department of Treasury and Finance Dow Hall & Wilcox Law Institute Victoria MAV Municipal Association of Victoria PricewaterhouseCoopers RCSA Recruitment & Consulting Services Association TAC Transport Accident Commission Transurban United Energy Multinet Gas Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission VicRoads Victorian Trades Hall Council WorkSafe Victoria

Contact us

Contact the Business Victoria Contact Centre 13 22 15.

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