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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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The new model of public sector reform: Lessons learned from the NSW talent mobility program

By Nicola Vass 19th June 2018  |  Government, Mobility

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has meant that some functions of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) were transitioned to the private sector. Ordinarily, this public sector reform would involve making many of those FACS employees not transitioned redundant. As a proactive strategy, the NSW Department of Premier & […]

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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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Myth-busting public sector talent mobility

By Nicola Vass 10th April 2018  |  Government, Mobility

Workforce talent 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 […]

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How talent mobility develops an adaptive workforce while retaining and growing talent

By Nicola Vass 28th March 2018  |  Government, Mobility

Public sector organisations can respond better to internal and external change by facilitating talent mobility 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 manager struggling to […]

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The INS Blog covers everything you need to become a public sector talent guru. Topics include talent mobility, capability frameworks, career transition, outplacement, work-based assessments, and more.