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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. 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

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 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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Four step roadmap to implement the LGNSW Capability Framework

By Nicola Vass 18th April 2018  |  Capability Framework, Government

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

By Nicola Vass 10th April 2018  |  Government, 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

By Nicola Vass 6th April 2018  |  Government

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

By Nicola Vass 28th March 2018  |  Government, Mobility

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

By Nicola Vass 20th March 2018  |  Government

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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Public Sector Capability Framework: the top 4 risks caused by a rushed foundation

By Nicola Vass 3rd March 2018  |  Capability Framework, Government

We’ve all been here before. Yet another legislative change that requires reform or new adjustments. We usually implement reforms because we have to or are forced to adapt, but the most appropriate and satisfying time to implement any change is when we can clearly see the benefits. Change is not easy, but when implemented correctly, […]

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