To increase the diversity of its workforce, Treasury reformed its graduate and intern recruitment process to reduce unconscious bias and expand the skills, experiences and qualifications it valued. Opening Our Eyes Through Blind Recruitment won the Improving Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017.
Through the introduction of blind applications, which redacts personal information such as name, gender, location and school attended, Treasury's graduate intake now has a majority from mixed ethnic backgrounds, a 50/50 gender representation and none have solely economics qualifications.
Clodagh Jolly, Principal Advisor, Organisational Development at the Treasury provided an insight into this important public sector recruitment initiative.
See the attached presentation