Gender Neutral Recruitment Guidelines

Maximising the potential of a diverse workforce is not only a social imperative, but is also a competitive advantage. From a business vantage point, to best serve the market you must 'employ the market'.

To ensure the selection of diverse talent, policies and practices need to reflect the needs of the people they are seeking to recruit. Gender neutral recruitment is the practice of setting aside the gender of applicants when hiring staff in order to address gendered biases and unconscious bias in recruitment, and increase the number of women in leadership and in male-dominated industries.

The Office for Women has development these Guidelines for Gender Neutral Recruitment to provide practical tips for organisations seeking to attract, retain and promote women at work.