It's really important to us to make sure recruitment processes are fair and workplaces are inclusive and safe for people – no matter who they are.
We want to do this in two ways:
1. Giving you options to chose and share the identities that are correct for you (including your preferred name). We understand that for some people, these will be different to the ones that are listed on your legal documents – that's ok!
2. Giving our customers (the companies who you're applying to or registering with) data to let them provide positive recruitment processes and workplaces for everyone. That means we share your preferred name with them and let them to track if (and where) any parts of their recruiting processes are unconsciously biased. This means they can fix it.
Where do we get the questions and answer-options from?
Weirdly's "About Me" module is based on recommendations published in Spark NZ's 2021 "Beyond Binary" project. This project was co-created with non-binary communities and have taken into account best practices laid out by a range of sources from reputable organisations including OutLine, Stats NZ, NZ Human Rights Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, Te Ngākau Kahukura and many others.
For the deeper-level questions around ethnicity (particularly the lists of NZ Māori Iwi and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mobs) we use lists and groupings published by the NZ and Australian governments. If the group or groups you belong to are not included in that list, please let us know and we'll have them added.
What happens as our understanding or definitions change?
We acknowledge up front that we won't get this perfectly right for everyone.
We genuinely welcome feedback from customer diversity teams, members of our candidate community and local Rainbow community groups, and are committed to updating our recommended solution as best practice changes. Please use the chat function (or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) if there's something we can improve here.
We get that every person approaches these definitions with different levels of confidence, comfort and safety. We also acknowledge the companies that use Weirdly software for their recruitment have different constraints and requirements around the gathering of inclusivity data. Our attempt will always be to develop solutions that work for both parties, based on your feedback.