Diversity and Inclusion Framework Diversity and Inclusion Framework - Page 10

SIX FOCUS AREAS The Action Plan will hold Interrelate accountable to support and increase representation of each diversity group by providing measurable actions that pertain to each of six focus areas. Recruitment • Interrelate actively seeks out opportunities to increase the representation of people from diverse backgrounds in the workplace. • Interrelate puts in place measures to ensure the selection and promotion process is fair for all applicants. Working arrangements • Interrelate creates appropriate Human Resources strategies that recognise and are responsive to the needs of diverse communities. • Interrelate values the experiences and the contributions made by people from diverse backgrounds and there is a high level of staff engagement in diversity and inclusion initiatives. • Interrelate provides a supportive and positive environment for all staff. Workplace culture • Interrelate values the experiences and the contributions made by people from diverse backgrounds and there is a high level of staff engagement in diversity and inclusion initiatives. • Interrelate provides a supportive and positive environment for all staff. Leadership • The Interrelate Board, Executive and Leadership Team promotes and demonstrates diversity and inclusion in the workplace. • Diversity training is scheduled and available for all staff. Communication • Diversity initiatives and events are regularly held and communicated well to all staff. • Interrelate Leadership takes action on diversity issues raised by staff • The communication of Interrelate is inclusive and respectful of diversity Customer service STAFF REFERENCE GROUPS Guiding our approach are our current staff reference groups who will play a key role in supporting and driving the implementation of this framework. These reference groups serve as a standard by which we measure our behaviours and attitudes. The groups provide insight and challenge around the way that we organise our work and help us to identify social norms that discriminate against particular communities. The groups comprise of representatives from each region who have expertise or consumer experience in the area they represent and who work within a terms of reference to assist with the planning and ongoing development of inclusive services. Current staff reference groups include • Kutanya (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) group • LGBTIQ reference group • CALD Reference group