A one hundred per cent human workplace
Lake Macquarie City Council in New South Wales has recently received international recognition for its leadership in human resources, with its efforts showcased alongside those of major global companies.
Tackling mental health head on
Moonee Valley City Council in Melbourne is rolling out a youth mental health program in local schools in order to train teachers, parents, carers and students on mental health first aid.
Award winning trainees
Tweed Shire Council in New South Wales has been recognised as a training ground for talent, with several trainees and apprentices winning top awards.
It’s all about the numbers*
Despite human resources (HR) practitioners actively recognising the need for data and analytics, they are reticent to develop the requisite capabilities to achieve their stated aims.
Goodbye after 43 years
Isaac Regional Council in Queensland recently farewelled an employee who has served the community for more than four decades.
Building the rural workforce
While many rural communities are continuing to face challenges with sourcing skilled workers, Gilgandra Shire Council in central New South Wales is supporting local young people and building skills within its own workforce.
Tools for conflict resolution
In early September, staff at West Tamar Council in Tasmania participated in specialised training to develop strategies for conflict resolution within the workplace and for dealing with difficult customers.
Encouraging personal health goals
Kempsey Shire Council in New South Wales has launched a health and wellbeing program as a way to encourage its staff to lead healthy lifestyles and set personal health goals.
Flexible learning makes good policy*
Flinders University offers flexible programs in public administration, delivered online by our nationally recognised, award-winning academics.1
Older visitors welcomed at Mosman Art Gallery
Mosman Council in Sydney has responded to the needs of its ageing population through an innovative program that trains volunteer art gallery guides to better communicate with dementia sufferers.
Supporting staff to live well
In March 2017, Northern Beaches Council in New South Wales introduced a Health and Wellbeing policy to support its people and enhance productivity, support an ageing workforce, and lower stress and absenteeism.