Inclusion and diversity in hiring processes

Jana Makar1, Megan  Guidry1, Aidan Muirhead2, Adam Huttner-Koros2, Kerri Wait3, Aditi Subramanya4, Marco de la Pierre4, Loretta Davis5

1New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), New Zealand
2NCI Australia, Australia
3Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Australia
4Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Australia
5Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO), Australia


Don’t let unconscious bias deter prime candidates from applying to your roles! Understanding and adopting inclusive practices in your hiring process – from writing job descriptions to hosting interviews – will enable your organisation to draw from a wider pool of skills and talent, and build diverse teams that better represent the communities you serve.


In this Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session, we will discuss how to write position descriptions and format job interviews in more inclusive ways.


Participants will have an opportunity to share experiences and a guidelines / recommendations document will be produced as a resource that participants can take to their organisations.


This BoF will provide a valuable opportunity to continue to grow and connect members of the WHPCAusNZ community, and to discuss actions to move the WHPC and eResearch field towards a more inclusive and equitable environment.


Bio to come…


Oct 12 2021


2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 11 - 12 2021
  • Time: 11:00 pm - 12:20 am