People and culture
Develop an inclusive and diverse workforce that lives its values
We will embrace every opportunity to recruit the most skilled, influential and agile staff of diverse backgrounds from across the region, the world and the communities we serve. We understand that our diversity is a strength that will propel us forward and help us achieve our goals and meet the challenges of the future.
We will attract people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds with diverse intelligence and knowledge, and those with strong ties to the Indian Ocean Rim. Their insights and leadership will drive the success of our research in these key areas and they will feel fully supported and valued.
All staff will have completed cultural competency training and be fully aware of the cultural history associated with our workplaces. We will employ and develop staff from groups currently under-represented in the University.
We will be positive, accountable, open, collaborative, respectful and flexible. We will live by these ideals at both a staff and an organisational level. In doing so, we will improve not just University life but the lives of those we engage with – our communities, partners and those who look to us for leadership.
Build engagement and motivation of and for all staff
We will create a working environment in which staff are inspired to give their best every day and are motivated to be part of UWA’s success.
Staff engagement with the University will be supported by the development and communication of a strong narrative about the University that is compelling and authentic. Staff will be able to relate to that narrative and will be able to use it to describe UWA as a remarkable place to work.
We will support leaders and managers to encourage transformational engagement with staff to improve the working environment and the student experience.
Staff will have the opportunity to have their say through mechanisms including staff surveys and will be involved in and contribute their own experience, expertise and ideas to make the workplace even better.
We will support and grow the appetite for shared learning across the city and state and opportunities for staff and students to work together in contributing more broadly to the communities we serve.
Measures of success
- Greater diversity of our staff, particularly staff who identify as Indigenous, being from a different cultural background, having a disability, being LGBTIQA+ or female.
- Increased international demand for vacancies, number of employee referrals.
- Broadened academic roles supported and rewarded.
- Expanded opportunities for shared appointments, volunteering, diversity of locations.
- Improved staff satisfaction scores from staff surveys.
- Smaller proportion of voluntary separations.
- Greater number of multidisciplinary clusters actively creating positive impact.