Improving Gender Diversity through Workforce Analytics


Our client is a Commonwealth government agency with about 2000 people nationally within the Corporate, Markets and Financial service sector.

PeopleScout were requested to conduct a study to review (by job level) gender split at each stage of the recruitment process. The client’s key objective was to encourage more females into senior roles (grades EL1 and EL2).

Our study focused on strategies to bring more females into leadership roles as well as to support any work being done with the client with the core beliefs of a culture to achieve the necessary change.


PeopleScout conducted an analysis of the current workforce at a job level.  The results were outlined in a presentation and were aggregated. In addition to this analysis, PeopleScout did the following:

  • Worked with the client to establish and embed voluntary gender targets
  • Review current recruitment practices and policies that may prevent the client from reaching these targets
  • Support in conducting unconscious bias for hiring managers
  • Develop a series of recommendations to fine tune the recruitment assessment and selection process to allow more females into the recruitment process


As a result of this study, the client implemented numerous refinements to the recruitment, assessment and selection process to encourage more females into the process for senior level positions.  In addition, a number of policy and cultural changes took place to enable these process improvements to be successful.