07
Jun 18

APS workforce developments from the Unlocking Potential Review

The Unlocking Potential Review was undertaken by the Australian Public Service Commission in 2016 and identified some key gaps in the HR function across public sector agencies. Rather than compliance, the public sector HR function must be agile, business integrated, data driven and skilled in attracting, retaining and developing talent. And there are critical weaknesses … Continue reading APS workforce developments from the Unlocking Potential Review

03
May 16

No more job for life in the APS

The APS workforce needs to shake up or shove off according to a new workforce contestability review. Top mandarins have committed to adopting sweeping reforms, and the APS must now nurture their existing workforce as well as seek out the agile employee and attract the best and brightest people! Unlocking Potential, a report released by … Continue reading No more job for life in the APS

20
Apr 16

7 questions to consider in repositioning the APS employer brand

Are the existing recruitment thinking and processes undertaken in the APS relevant and necessary? Can we be more innovative by streamlining processes and/or using technology? As HR practitioners, are we being strategic and adding value in attracting candidates with the skills and experience needed by our business areas? In HR, should we be more like … Continue reading 7 questions to consider in repositioning the APS employer brand

04
Apr 16

Are you going to get old before you get rich?

Falling birth rates, longer life expectancies and a rapidly ageing workforce are placing additional pressures on governments around the world. But did you know that more than 36% of the global population of people aged 65 and older reside in East Asia and the Pacific? That’s over 211 million people already at retirement age. “East … Continue reading Are you going to get old before you get rich?

21
Mar 16

Workforce planning capability development in NSW Health

NSW Health is the largest health care system in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. Each year, NSW Health cares for millions of people and oversees billions of dollars worth of investment in patient care, buildings, equipment, technology and research. NSW Health employs around 108,000 staff (full-time equivalent 2014-15). NSW Annual Report 2015-16 … Continue reading Workforce planning capability development in NSW Health

07
Mar 16

Improving and streamlining Public Service selection processes – The Northern Territory experience

Why is it so hard to get a job in the public service?  This is a question that I am often asked in my role as Commissioner for Public Employment.  But, unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer, because there are many reasons why a person might find it difficult to be selected to the public … Continue reading Improving and streamlining Public Service selection processes – The Northern Territory experience

12
Dec 13

Addressing the challenge of older Australians & workforce productivity

In their report An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future, the Productivity Commission has floated the idea of raising the pension age to 70 in order to save Australian taxpayers $150 billion over 35 years. The idea is also aimed at increasing the workforce participation of older Australians by 3 to 10 per cent. While … Continue reading Addressing the challenge of older Australians & workforce productivity