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Management of human resources

We launched the Geoscience Australia People Strategy 2017–2022 in June 2017. Activities undertaken to implement the strategy in 2019–20 included:

  • reviewing and redesigning our graduate program to align it with our overall recruitment strategy and workforce planning
  • undertaking a project to revitalise role profiles across the organisation
  • implementing a talent development framework, allowing the identification and targeted development of individuals assessed as talent based on their performance and potential
  • implementing a user-friendly online rewards and recognition portal that celebrates transparent and inspirational leadership, outstanding achievements and innovation, in line with our organisational values
  • implementing a learning and development strategy so we can make informed decisions on the capability needs of the organisation
  • implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy, which promotes a strong focus on fostering a culture that embraces equality, equity and diversity, and is supportive, respectful and collaborative. In 2017, as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we became a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity initiative. On 20 February 2020, we received Athena Scientific Women’s Academic Network Bronze Accreditation, which recognises our important steps towards creating a more equitable and inclusive workplace underpinned by gender equity.

Geoscience Australia’s workforce statistics are detailed in Appendix B2: Workforce Statistics.