5 elements of a diverse workforce

NSW Health will be the health employer of choice by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to the organisation.

NSW Health will recruit in a fair and equitable manner which ensures the best candidate is selected.

NSW Health will empower all staff to develop the competencies needed to be successful in their role.

NSW Health will be an innovative health service in which staff have a sense of belonging, are proud of, and want to work for.

NSW Health will encourage all staff to seek development opportunities through the identification of talent for progression.

How do we know we are on track?

1. Diversity is celebrated and is integral to how we do things. 2. Our leaders actively role model diversity. 3. Priorities, targets and actions are embedded in our planning. 4. We reflect the communities we serve. 5. A sense of belonging will inspire our staff to understand the benefits of diversity. 6. NSW Government targets are achieved. 1. Diversity is celebrated and is integral to how we do things. 2. Our leaders actively role model diversity. 3. Priorities, targets and actions are embedded in our planning. 4. We reflect the communities we serve. 5. A sense of belonging will inspire our staff to understand the benefits of diversity. 6. NSW Government targets are achieved.

Statement of commitment

NSW Health welcomes people from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

  • Gender balance in leadership

    Gender balance in leadership

    ​Gender balance in leadership provides organisations with a range of positive outcomes. Improving the number of women in leadership positions is not only considered good organisational practice, but also supports diversity in thoughts, experiences, knowledge, ideas and perspectives.

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  • Disability inclusiveness in the workplace - Benefits from a manager perspective

    Disability inclusiveness in the workplace - Benefits from a manager perspective

    Embracing diversity in ability as an employer helps us to:

    • attract and retain staff from the widest talent pool possible
    • counter trends such the effects of aging and shrinking workforce
    • build a more engaged and productive workforce.

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Download the full version of the Diversity Inclusion Belonging Guide

Current as at: Thursday 9 December 2021