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Recruitment Bias in Australia

There are several studies and reports that highlight the issue of bias in recruitment in Australia. Here are some key statistics:

A 2019 report by the Australian National University found that people with non-Anglophone names are 35% less likely to be invited to a job interview than those with Anglophone names.

A 2019 survey by the Australian HR Institute found that only 27% of respondents believed their organisation had no bias in their recruitment and selection processes.

A 2020 study by the University of Sydney found that Indigenous job seekers in Australia are 2.5 times less likely to receive a job interview than non-Indigenous candidates.

A 2021 survey by Diversity Council Australia found that 42% of Australian workers have witnessed racism in their workplace.

These statistics demonstrate that bias in recruitment is a significant issue in Australia and that there is still much work to be done to ensure fair and equal opportunities for all job seekers.