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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

LGNSW has engaged INS in a partnership to support councils to implement the Local Government NSW 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 needed…

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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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3 ways Capability Frameworks can overcome performance management challenges

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

Public sector organisations are subject to exceptionally high rates of change in response to the ever-shifting sands of the political environment. Given the level of resilience and adaptability this requires from their workforce, public sector HR Directors and Managers have their work cut out for them when it comes to meeting the challenges of performance…

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Using work-based assessments to assess employee capabilities

By Nicola Vass 3rd July 2018  |  Government, Mobility, Work-based assessments

How the INS talent mobility program and work-based assessments matched staff into new roles across the NSW public sector. The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) heralded an exciting period of change across the disability landscape. However, for all its benefits, it also meant almost one-thousand employees of the NSW Department of Family…

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Transport for NSW: Managing staff in a major restructure across multiple public sector agencies

By Nicola Vass 12th June 2018  |  Government, Workforces for the Future

Managing staff in a major restructure across multiple Government agencies. The CEO of NSW based people management and career transition firm, INS, says it is possible to cost effectively manage many staff during a major, simultaneous restructure of several departments or subsidiaries of private firms or of multiple Government agencies. Sophia Symeou says INS helped…

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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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Mobility Pathway for Development

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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