Inclusive language enables a diversity of people (e.g. different ages, cultures, genders) to feel valued and respected and able to contribute their talents to drive organisational performance.
DCA defines inclusive recruitment as:
the process of connecting with, assessing, and selecting a diversity of individuals when hiring. It requires organisational and individual practices that value diversity and are bias free.
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The suggested citation for this definition is:
Diversity Council Australia, Sydney, Diversity Council Australia, June 2020.
See also - Inclusive Recruitment At Work Research, 2022
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