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Proven ways to keep unions onside during reform

By Nicola Vass 31st May 2018  |  Government, HR Director

One of the most challenging roles an HR professional can undertake is dealing with unions. Without the right approach, the process can quickly break down or become combative, leaving you and your team feeling frustrated and ineffective. Sophia Symeou, CEO of INS, shares her proven strategies for keeping unions onside during reform – and giving…

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8 attributes needed to create Workforces for the Future

By Nicola Vass 24th May 2018  |  Government, HR Director, Workforces for the Future

At INS, we talk a lot about Workforces for the Future and the attributes individuals need to develop to keep up with future job trends. I recently read an article from Apolitical which looked at the views of public servants worldwide on the top qualities needed to work in the public sector. Some industries have…

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What ‘Australian Jobs 2018’ means for your career change

By Nicola Vass 22nd May 2018  |  Career Management, Government, Individuals, Workforces for the Future

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has released the AUSTRALIAN JOBS 2018 publication. There are many signs of good news for young people, and people looking to change their career at any age. Importantly, employers are starting to value people’s attributes as much as they do technical skills. Highlights include: “Employability skills, or soft skills,…

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Organisational culture: What it’s like to work for a company that cares

By Nicola Vass 14th May 2018  |  Government, HR Director

Organisational culture is something companies tend not to worry too much about. Particularly in the public sector where change is imminent, organisations frequently place developing a strong culture on the back-burner. But, actively managing organisational culture is vital. It influences the behaviours and attitudes of employees and management, all the while creating an environment that…

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6 steps to creating an effective talent mobility program for development

By Nicola Vass 9th May 2018  |  Government, Mobility

With an average job tenure of 3.3 years, Australia’s workforce is seeking mobility more than ever before. An average Australian will have five careers and 17 employers during their lifetime, with younger employees frequently changing careers, retraining, and moving. Studies have shown that employees leave their jobs when they no longer find it enjoyable, when their…

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The future of work has arrived, so what next?

By Nicola Vass 1st May 2018  |  Individuals, Workforces for the Future

The future of work is here. The introduction of automation and robotics into the workplace is a topic that’s on everyone’s minds. Thinking about this concept can stir up a range of emotions; fear, excitement, anger, anticipation… We all have our individual perceptions on how the future of work will affect us. Depending on our…

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