Mock trial highlights workplace violence
As part of October’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Month, the City of Boroondara in Victoria staged a courtroom trial to highlight the importance of taking violence in the workplace seriously.
Councils join forces on HR
Shared human resource service delivery is reaping rewards for West Wimmera Shire Council and Horsham Rural City Council in Victoria.
Culvert works offer training opportunities
West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) recently identified a unique opportunity to develop the skills of its local workforce while repairing damaged roadways essential to the community.
Apprentices head for tradies’ Olympics
Two Newcastle City Council apprentices will vie for a place in an international contest recognised as the Olympic Games for trades after proving their skills at regional level.
Benefits for working parents
Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland is providing its staff with increased benefits and flexibility, in particular for working parents and carers.
Community Garden set to GROW
Wollondilly Shire Council, Wollondilly Health Alliance and Community Links Wollondilly have received a $10,000 funding grant from the New State Wales State Government for a community garden partnership program.
Local graduates recognised at local ceremony
Roper Gulf Regional Council awarded work-ready qualifications to the Northern Territory’s latest Community Development Program (CDP) graduates at an official ceremony in Barunga last month.
King Island Council in Tasmania is embracing a whole-of-workforce improvement plan to increase productivity and improve customer service.
Performance review overhaul
Glenorchy City Council, Tasmania undertook a major overhaul of their performance review system, a 12 months process that achieved outstanding results.
Creative approach to a serious topic
Surf Coast Shire Council, Victoria joined with students from a local university to creatively engage staff in conversations about Workplace Health and Safety (WHS).
The future of work
Cardinia Shire Council in Victoria has been leading the way on activity-based working, which encourages flexibility and the use of mobile technology.
Online portal promotes local jobs
An online jobs portal run by the City of Logan in Queensland is registering high user engagement and finding local people local jobs.
Safety – ‘Every Time’
City of Holdfast Bay CEO Justin Lynch says workplace health and safety (WHS) awareness has become an integral part of the South Australian coastal council’s culture – thanks to an innovative internal engagement campaign.
Minimising the risk
Lake Macquarie City Council’s Risk Initiative Program is an innovative, easy-to-implement initiative to help Council address a variety of risks and achieve an improved risk profile, culture and performance across its operations.