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Managing Organisational Change

By Leo Zhang 21st January 2020  |  Capability Framework, Government

Many government agencies are currently dealing with workforce issues around transition, outplacement and mobility. How do you take these changes in your stride and make sure that everyone involved is along for the ride? And what of your duty of care to your people? If you are about to embark on transition activities within your…

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019

By Leo Zhang  |  Workforces for the Future

Please find the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019from the World Economic Forum here. Sophia Symeou CEO and Founder INS

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INS develops and implements an innovative alternative to large-scale redundancies

By Leo Zhang 17th January 2020  |  Capability Framework, Government

INS is proud to present this case study outlining its success working with the NSW Government to develop and implement a tailored Talent Mobility Pathway. The pathway provided an innovative alternative to large-scale redundancies of employees impacted by the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme within NSW. The implementation of the Talent Mobility Pathway reinforced the economic and operational feasibility of…

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Flexibility in our Workplace

By Jenny Ghobrial 15th March 2019  |  HR Director

Many of our clients have indicated that they struggle with how to apply flexible work practices to all their employees, both white and blue collar. The key is understanding that our employment practices are built on 150-year-old constructs coming out of the industrial revolution. Our opportunity is to challenge these constructs and the assumptions that…

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Implementing the Capability Framework with limited resources

By Nicola Vass 29th January 2019  |  Capability Framework, Government

You’ve been to a workshop on Capability Framework implementation, you did some great activities on understanding it, and you also appreciate what it takes to build a business case. Great! Now you’re back at work motivated to move forward. BUT you have a million things that need your attention sitting on your desk and very…

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performance management is broken

Performance management is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

By Nicola Vass 12th December 2018  |  Government, HR Director, Performance

Performance management and performance development are familiar terms to HR and managers alike. As an HR professional, you may already have a performance management or development system in place. Most performance models have three main components for employee development: Creating expectations, Monitoring progress, and Corrective action or rewarding good performance. The idea is that by…

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Small businesses can achieve workplace flexibility too!

By Nicola Vass 23rd October 2018  |  Government

You don’t need to look hard to find another news story about big business offering great flexible work perks to their employees. Large organisations like PWC, Commonwealth Bank and Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning are attracting talent to their organisations by promoting access to flexible work arrangements amongst their other quirky workplace…

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How to convince your General Manager to introduce the Capability Framework

By Nicola Vass 8th October 2018  |  Capability Framework, Government

Working in HR, you are typically the first to recognise the tangible benefits of implementing the Local Government Capability Framework. With that realisation can often come the task of convincing your General Manager (GM) and Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to allocate the necessary time and resources to put the framework in place. With a myriad…

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LGNSW Partnership Capability Framework

INS and LGNSW partner on the Local Government Capability Framework

By Nicola Vass 12th September 2018  |  Capability Framework, Government

Local Government NSW has engaged INS in a partnership to support councils to implement the Local Government Capability Framework. The Framework has been designed specifically for the Local Government sector and based on extensive consultation with councils across the state. It is a sophisticated framework that sets out the essential knowledge, skills and other attributes…

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Capability Framework and the LG Award

Does the Local Government Capability Framework affect the NSW LG Award 2017?

By Nicola Vass  |  Capability Framework, Government

Change in the workplace can often create confusion. New approaches in workforce management and the implementation of new systems can translate to big changes for HR personnel and the organisation as a whole. The introduction of the Local Government Capability Framework is no exception and accordingly, councils must understand that change takes time and effort.…

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