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8 attributes needed to create Workforces for the Future

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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. The article focused on what top qualities are required to work in Government, and […]

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What ‘Australian Jobs 2018’ means for your career change

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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

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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 mobility program for development

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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?

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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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Four step roadmap to implement the LGNSW Capability Framework

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Capability Frameworks provide a common foundation for you to improve and integrate your recruitment, role definition, performance development, and workforce planning processes. Local Government NSW’s (LGNSW) Capability Framework is rising in popularity as a means for local councils to achieve their workforce development goals. We understand that this golden future can be difficult to achieve. Through […]

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Myth-busting public sector mobility

Workforce mobility refers to an employee’s ability to change roles within their organisation and across the sector. This role variety allows individuals to adopt new skills and bring with them improved processes and a broader-scope outlook. The average Australian changes jobs approximately three times every decade, with an average tenure of 3 years and 4 […]

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Public Sector Show Debrief

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INS were proud to attend the Public Sector Show in Canberra last Tuesday. The focus of the conference was transforming people, processes, tools and technology for a better government. Our CEO, Sophia Symeou, hosted a round table on the topic “How supporting your employees’ career development through Capability Frameworks and Attribute Based Learning will help […]

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How mobility develops an adaptive workforce while retaining and growing talent

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Public sector organisations can more respond better to internal and external change by facilitating the mobility of talent to priority areas when needed. Whether a significant shift in public policy, increasing adoption of new technology, or a refocusing of an agency’s priorities, change continues to occur. We have all seen the pain of a senior […]

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INS at the Public Sector Show

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Every year 1,000 public sector professionals gather in Canberra with the aim of delivering a smarter, more sustainable government. The conference is called the Public Sector Show and it will be held on March 27. The focus of Public Sector Show is around transforming people, processes, tools and technology for a better government. INS is […]

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