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The Millennial Myth

Have you worked out Millennials yet? What you need to know [e-book]

By Nicola Vass 29th August 2018  |  HR Director

All too often ‘Millennial’ is perceived as a dirty word with a myriad of negative connotations. Is this justified or merely misguided? Millennials are the generation born from the 1980s to mid-1990s. They are more likely to hold liberal political ideologies, less likely to practice religion than previous generations, and grew up in the age…

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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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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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Benefits of older workers

THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYING OLDER WORKERS

1st February 2016  |  Career advice, Government, HR Director, Workforces for the Future

In the past four years, INS has worked with more than 2,000 people at various stages of their career with 60% of these being over 45 years and 29% being over 55 years. Over this period, we have come across considerable misconceptions (both individual’s, and organisational) regarding mature age workers prompting us to look at…

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