1010.0 - ABS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, 2018-21  
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We strive to be a flexible, adaptable and inclusive organisation to attract, engage and retain talent in a competitive environment. Our recruitment and retention methods need to be innovative and inclusive to ensure we engage a diverse range of people with skills, perspectives and experiences critical to increasing our capability and productivity, and enabling the ABS to be more reflective of the communities in which we operate.

Desired Results

  • We are seen as an attractive employer that provides a supportive and inclusive workplace.
  • Our workforce profile reflects the Australian population including:

    - Gender equity
    - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    - People with disability (Physical and Mental)
    - Neurodiversity
    - People with caring responsibilities
    - LGBTI+ people
    - Culturally and linguistically diverse people
    - Mature age.

  • We capitalise on our geographic diversity across Australia to deliver business outcomes.
  • Our internal recruitment methods are equitable and fair, and provide all staff with opportunities for development and career progression.
  • Our external recruitment methods are inclusive and attract and engage a diverse range of people and experiences.
  • Our employment policies, processes and practices provide opportunities for growth, identification and optimisation of talent.
  • Our recruitment policies, processes and practices use inclusive language, encourage diversity and address stereotypes and myths.
  • Our recruitment advertising (internal and external) promotes the ABS as an inclusive employer (for example, using inclusive language, advertising in relevant media, participating in recruitment events, Flex Works).
  • We capitalise on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our employees to enable us to provide customer centred services.