Diverse, safe and inclusive – the South Australian Public Sector where we all belong
To be a world-leading public sector, it’s essential our workforce reflects the diverse community we serve. Different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences are vital to help us tap into and meet the needs of our community.
The inaugural whole-of-government I WORK FOR SA – Your Voice Survey results backs this approach. The responses clearly show that building a diverse and inclusive workforce – where everyone belongs – is vital to continue to unlock our sector’s potential.
This feedback, teamed with collaboration and engagement from agencies, has helped shape the South Australian Public Sector Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2019-21.
On Thursday 5 December we joined Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma Ranieri, for the launch of this whole-of-sector strategy. At this event, Erma shared how, as a sector, we can work together to implement the strategy’s actions and further embed the principles of diversity and inclusion in our workplace.
We also heard from keynote speaker Claire Madden, who gave an interactive presentation into emerging trends on leading, managing and engaging generations in the workplace. Claire explored how diversity and inclusion underpins creating a contemporary and innovative public sector, which can better serve the needs of the community.
As Claire highlighted, in a world of online networks and communities, increased mobility and constant transitions, creating a vibrant, dynamic and engaging workplace culture is key in attracting, engaging and retaining top talent.