The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights that little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now. Here’s a summary of the key findings from the report. Women in OECD countries leave school with better … Continue reading 7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle
Equal Pay Day is a big day for raising awareness of the gender pay gap: its size, its impact, its causes and most importantly, what to do about it. It’s also a big day for gender pay gap deniers – a small but determined group, affronted that we continue to peddle such ‘rubbish’. Equal Pay Day … Continue reading Great moments in gender pay gap denial
A joint mental health report produced by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute has made a series of recommendations that should be adopted if Australia is to make any headway in tackling this crisis. In this blog, I have highlighted the top three recommendations from this report, which should prove invaluable in efforts to tackle … Continue reading The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute
Nelson Mandela changed the world. As one of the most revolutionary figures in history, and an individual synonymous with changing the world we live in, his story and legacy live on and continue to inspire us all. The person by his side for 19 years of his extraordinary life, Zelda La Grange, will be joining … Continue reading Inspiring Words from Personal Aide to Nelson Mandela – Zelda La Grange
At the end of July, senior PMO representatives from across the Australian public sector came together for two days in Sydney for the 2nd PMO Leadership conference. There was a real sense of collegiality and networking in the room as delegates shared their challenges, learnt from past mistakes and celebrated each others’ successes. Despite the … Continue reading Top Tips & Lessons learnt from the Public Sector PMO conference
Economic evaluation provides information that helps health providers spend wisely. It provides health providers with the knowledge they need to weigh up different options, all designed to achieve the same result – looking at their relative costs andbenefits. Cost-effectiveness analyses are mandatory in Australia when applications for listing new medicines or services request government subsidy through the PBS or MBS. Australia was the … Continue reading Economic evaluations of healthcare services and their contributions to health policy decisions
They say arguing with a negative person is like rolling with a pig in mud; you both get dirty but the pig enjoys it. Anyone familiar with the corporate environment will likely have come across ‘that’ colleague at one stage or another. The one that exudes gloominess and negativity in such quantities you’d think Christmas … Continue reading 5 strategies to deal with negative personality types as an EA
The word agile can be used to describe a space or methodology. In the context of different organisations, the definition of the word differs. So what exactly is agile and why is it becoming important for organisations to apply it? “The goals of organisations in adopting agile work are to create a more responsive, efficient … Continue reading Agile working: what are the benefits and where do we go from here?