How to Assure Inclusive and Non-discriminative Recruitment Process

This webinar aims to raise awareness to HR managers/practitioners about inclusive and non-discriminative recruitment process, by sharing experience, knowledge, and good practices.


Background

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected many people. The pandemic is also exposing and deepening existing inequalities, and disproportionately affecting marginalized and vulnerable communities that are, too often, left without access to critical tools and services. Inequalities, fuelled by stigma and discrimination, have obstructed the access to employment for many people, including women, people with disabilities, people living with HIV, compounding the economic hardships those people already faced before the pandemic.

Furthermore, the pandemic has led to increased concern over workplace discrimination. Discrimination is characterized by wrongful termination or discrimination because of age, race, disability status, parenthood, company position, health status, and other identifying characteristics. The economic toll of this latest public health crisis has been unprecedented, leaving many people in vulnerable groups having difficulties in getting a job.

It is important to ensure that everyone has an equal access to job opportunities. Human resource management practices play a particularly important role in assuring inclusive and non-discriminative recruitment process. In fact, decisions and actions of HR professionals could open doors for disadvantaged groups of people to employment and allow them to utilize their skills fully. Building an inclusive and non-discriminative recruitment process starts with awareness of HR professionals.

Against this backdrop, the United Nations initiates to implement a project “Employment and Livelihood: An Inclusive Approach to Economic Empowerment of Women & Vulnerable Populations in Indonesia”. The project is funded by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Funds (UN MPTF). Four UN agencies, International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) implement the project. This webinar series is one of the activities in the project.

The webinar series is in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower, Association of Indonesian Employers (APINDO), Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), the National Movement for Competent Indonesia (Gerakan Nasional Indonesia Kompeten, GNIK) and other like-minded organisations. One of the topics is Recruitment: How to Assure Inclusive and Non-discriminative Recruitment Process. In this topic, we would like to share good human resource management practices that promote gender equality, non-discrimination, and inclusiveness at workplaces, with the human resource practitioners as the target audience.

Objectives

This webinar aims to raise awareness to HR managers/practitioners about inclusive and non-discriminative recruitment process, by sharing experience, knowledge, and good practices. The audience will learn about how to assure inclusive and fair recruitment. By having the awareness, it is expected that the audience can make the recruitment process in their workplaces to be more equal, non-discriminative, and inclusive for everyone.