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Mining companies target employees with a disability to increase diversity: Hays

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Mining companies are pursuing potential employees who have a disability as a new method for increasing workforce diversity, Hays’ latest analysis on recruitment trends has revealed.

Hays, in its December quarter report, said diversity remained a priority for mining companies.

The diversity push has traditionally focused on increasing the proportion of female and Indigenous Australians in workforces.

BHP, which is aiming to have 50 per cent of its workforce female by 2025, added 100 women to its workforce in the 2017 financial year in a leading example of this strategy.

Fortescue Metals Group has employed 774 Indigenous Australians at the company over the past decade through its Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) program to help it increase diversity.

Hays said most major miners were still looking to add more female and Indigenous employees to their workforce, but also indicated the scope for growing diversity had expanded.

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