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

26
Oct 16

$4m fund launched to support NDIS workforce innovation

A new $4m fund has been launched to support NDIS providers that innovate in key areas of work design and workforce arrangements. The Innovative Workforce Fund (IWF) will be run by National Disability Services (NDS) with the aim of identifying successful projects and sharing best practices throughout the sector. Grants under the fund will fall … Continue reading $4m fund launched to support NDIS workforce innovation

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

11
Mar 16

Excellence in health service delivery – where workplace culture and learning meet

Achieving excellence in health service delivery is not for the faint-hearted or impatient, nor is it an end point. Achieving excellence is a journey of change, commitment, practice, discovery, more change, patience, integration and tenacity. Such is the journey that Hunter New England Health embarked on approximately six years ago. Utilising an organisation-wide vision for … Continue reading Excellence in health service delivery – where workplace culture and learning meet

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