The Victorian Public Sector Commission has released new guidance to support hiring managers in the public sector to achieve greater fairness in recruitment.
A guide to hiring with special measures in the public sector is an online resource supporting hiring managers to use special measures with ease.
A special measure is a way to ensure under-represented groups receive the same opportunities as everyone else. Special measures are enshrined in the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010.
When used in recruitment, hiring managers can ensure a level playing field for all candidates.
Public sector employers have an obligation to ensure fair and inclusive recruitment so that Victoria’s public sector workforce reflects the community it serves.
The Victorian Government has committed to ensuring 2% of the Victorian Public Service is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and that people with disability make up 6% of the Victorian Public Service by 2020 and 12% by 2025.
The Commission’s guide is the first tailored to Victorian public sector recruitment and comes following requests from the sector to provide practical steps on how to use special measures in line with the law and internal recruitment policies.