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The efficiency and effectiveness of the ABS depends on attracting and retaining the right people.

Key achievements in 2017–18

In 2017–18 ABS recruitment processes included recruitment of:

  • around 150 temporary staff for the AMLPS
  • 31 graduates, who commenced the Graduate Development Program in February 2018
  • 80 promotions and ongoing engagements in specialist areas such as economics, methodology and ICT
  • 65 promotions and ongoing engagements in our National Data Acquisition Centre in Geelong
  • 264 ongoing and non-ongoing Field Interviewers across Australia.

Initiatives in recruitment practices have included using agile techniques for the recruitment of temporary staff for the AMLPS, co-designing selection processes with panels to best meet their needs and increasing the use of video interviewing to improve timeliness and help assess candidate suitability.