02
Mar 20

Your Checklist for Building a Data Sharing Culture

While Australia is ranked as one of the most-ready countries in the world for Open Data,  organsiations will need to continue adapting to new data sharing legislation and work to integrate data sharing as business as usual. While policies and processes are important, complete integration is difficult without a culture shift. When a culture of … Continue reading Your Checklist for Building a Data Sharing Culture

24
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

24
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?

20
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

10
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)

03
Feb 20

The Do’s and Don’ts of KPIs

Throughout Government, KPIs are used extensively by outcomes, reporting and policy professionals. Departments have KPIs, policies have KPIs, staff have KPIs, teams have KPIs, but where is the line between valuable metric of success and numbers for the sake of numbers? As Performance Management Specialist Mark Hocknell observes, “We use methodologies for most of what … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of KPIs

13
Jan 20

Safe Work NSW’s Ian Firth on pending mental health policy changes

Despite the growing focus on psychological health and safety in the workplace, AIHS says there are still significant gaps in policy and regulation.  This has sparked discussion with Safe Work Australia regarding legislative changes to ensure all jurisdictions are operating at the highest level. Ian Firth, State Inspector of SafeWork NSW, shed some light on … Continue reading Safe Work NSW’s Ian Firth on pending mental health policy changes