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How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company Executive assistants today frequently hear that “EAs are leaders”. Some EAs embrace this wholeheartedly, others are not quite sure. Is every EA a leader? Does every EA think and perform like a leader? Since leadership … Continue reading How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™

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Decoding DevOps with Aidan Feldman

Self-described as “web developer by day, dancer by night”, Aidan Feldman leads technological change across the US Federal Government, including the adoption of DevOps methodologies across the US public sector. Aidan has coded extensively for the US Government in sites including the World Trade Centre, The White House (where he was involved in a hackathon … Continue reading Decoding DevOps with Aidan Feldman

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PuMPing out better Government Outcomes

Is ‘delivering better services’ an outcome or output? Is it a KPI or even something measurable? Performance Management Specialist Mark Hocknell is working with government to achieve clarity in outcomes measurement and erase some of the misconceptions around ‘traditional’ methods of writing KPIs and assessing outputs.  Mark attributes, at least in part, the transition from … Continue reading PuMPing out better Government Outcomes

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Purposeful work: Criterion redefines its ‘why’

Cath Jules started Criterion Conferences with a desk, phone and computer in the corner of a friend’s office. Ten years on, the company is a bustling hub of 70+ people driving social change and solutions to the biggest challenges facing Australian businesses.  Given the evolution of the company, Criterion saw it fit to re-define the … Continue reading Purposeful work: Criterion redefines its ‘why’

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Feb 20

3rd Build to Rent Summit – Event Wrap-up

Criterion’s 3rd Build to Rent conference brought together 100+ key stakeholders from across Australia’s BTR industry to share best practices on planning, design, delivery, operations and financing models. The event is an established platform providing a holistic insight into the opportunities, barriers and the potential for growth of the BTR asset class in Australia. The past … Continue reading 3rd Build to Rent Summit – Event Wrap-up

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Feb 20

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Quick Reference Guide

The benefits of a mentally healthy workplace are evident at multiple levels – individual and organisational. In addition to improving staff morale and engagement, they also result in few workplace conflicts and complaints. Poor mental health in Australia is estimated to cost employees approximately $10.9 billion every year in absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims. … Continue reading Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Quick Reference Guide

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Feb 20

The Student Experience: Rated

Students have more choice in universities than ever before and the higher education sector is under pressure to demonstrate their unique offering and develop strategies to recruit, engage and retain students through an exceptional student experience. We’ve compiled the key statistics on student engagement and retention. View the infographic below or download the high res … Continue reading The Student Experience: Rated

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Feb 20

Can open data and privacy co-exist?

As data sharing becomes the new norm and we move towards open data domains, questions are being raised around information privacy and whether it has a place in this new era. We compiled the statistics on this growing issue. View the infographic below or download the high res version here: With the Data Availability and Transparency … Continue reading Can open data and privacy co-exist?

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Feb 20

The 10 Principles of Governance to see you through the Royal Commission

Throughout the hearings leading up to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission, we heard frequent accounts of both clinical governance and organisational governance failures. We can expect governance to be featured heavily in the Final Report, due at the end of this year.  It’s in the best interests of organisations to prepare their governance … Continue reading The 10 Principles of Governance to see you through the Royal Commission

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Feb 20

New applications of behavioural insights in public policy

Once a fad, behavioural insights have become an entrenched tool to improve the effectiveness of public policy.  Research from OECD shows strong support for behavioural insights among senior governmental leaders who see the tool as a means for supporting better regulatory design and delivery and broader reform agendas. Currently, behavioural insights are used at a … Continue reading New applications of behavioural insights in public policy

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Feb 20

Achieving financial sustainability – insights from MiCare’s Graeme Wickenden

Reform, the Royal Commission and consumer demands have placed mounting financial pressure on aged care providers. While all strive to deliver the best quality of care possible, the mission is made much more difficult when operating on a shoestring. The sector has been described as “unsustainable” following the release of the Aged Care Financial Performance … Continue reading Achieving financial sustainability – insights from MiCare’s Graeme Wickenden

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Feb 20

The data skills you need (even if you don’t think you do)

Data isn’t just used by the analytics team anymore, nor is it used in a vacuum. Data is used by and affects virtually every role in the organisation, many of which haven’t traditionally demanded data-know-how as a prerequisite.  We are well into a digital economy and, as government pledges to become ‘data-driven’, it’s important even … Continue reading The data skills you need (even if you don’t think you do)