Focus On... Human Resource Management, OH&S
- Traineeships address aging workforce
An innovative workforce planning program being piloted at Wollongong City Council is attracting attention across the industry.
- Free OHS information session
Maroondah City Council in Victoria is hosting a free information session on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in the local government sector.
- Future directions - By Horsham Rural City Council
- Staff offered internal work experience
Port Pirie Regional Council in South Australia is striving towards Business Excellence and helping staff members learn on the job.
- Daily reporting helps prevent incidents
Logan City Council (LCC) in southeast Queensland is reporting incident information more frequently to assist communication across the organisation.
- Focus on learning drives improvement
The City of Palmerston in the Northern Territory knows the importance of providing ongoing learning opportunities for its employees.
- International expert features in CPD workshops*
Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) and University of Sunshine Coast (USC) are combining to present the Pavement Engineering for Roads and Runways workshop series in Melbourne and Sydney.
- Council team clocks up kilometres to sell safety message
Thanks in part to the implementation of a new safety booklet, Roper Gulf Regional Council (NT) logged its safest year on record in 2016.
- New approach to developing capability
Gympie Regional Council in Queensland has recently changed its approach to reviewing performance and developing capability.
- New employees ‘on board’ with City’s HR system
In 2016, the City’s Human Resources team began a review of its operations to identify ways to improve efficiency and the overall experience for employees.
- Jobs to deliver for growing community
The City of Casey in Victoria is undertaking its biggest ever recruitment drive, offering more than 40 job opportunities across the organisation.
- Libraries key to creating future workforce
Central Coast Council (NSW) libraries are using innovative technology platforms to upskill the community and help create the workforce of the future.
- Plan your professional development in 2017 with the AHRI*
The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the chosen career partner for HR professionals and people managers.
- Supporting employees to live well
Lake Macquarie City Council in New South Wales has created a new framework aimed at promoting wellness among its employees.
- Best practice award for livestock exchange
A livestock exchange owned by Naracoorte Lucindale Council in South Australia has received a Best Practices in Work Health Safety Award.
- Drugs and alcohol testing keeps staff safe
The City of Gold Coast has introduced a proactive alcohol and drugs testing procedure for all staff and selected contractors.
- 18-month infrastructure project injury free
A $20 million, 18-month road duplication on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has not only improved traffic flow for residents but was also a success for Sunshine Coast Council in terms of occupational health and safety.
- Can Your Performance Management System Survive The Winds Of Change?*
Most of us are familiar with annual reviews: You meet with your manager at the start of the year to discuss goals and objectives, you touch base six months later to see how things are tracking and then have a formal review at year’s end to see how it all went.
- Positive change through new WH&S initiatives
Since amalgamating, Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) in Queensland has implemented an array of new initiatives to improve workplace health and safety outcomes.
- Council recognised in WorkSafe Victoria Awards
The City of Boroondara has been recognised for demonstrating excellence and innovation in workplace safety and return to work, as a finalist for two WorkSafe Victoria awards in October 2016.
- Support for youth in remote areas
The Shire of East Pilbara has been recognised for creating environments that protect and support the health of children.
- Council supports army Reservist staff
The City of Ballarat has won a Victorian award for the outstanding support it provides to its defence force Reservist employees, and is now in the running for a national honour.
- Young planner recognised
Baw Baw Shire Council’s (Vic) Strategic Planner, Miriam Turner, has been awarded the Maddocks Young Planner of the Year Award, ahead of a large pool of candidates from a range of rural and metropolitan Councils.
- Expanding local government staff capacity*
The research and training work undertaken at the Centre for Local government at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:CLG) includes topic areas designed to develop staff capacity for specialists and generalists.
- Reflections from the next generation of business leaders*
ADR in Business
- Making a healthy connection with staff
East Gippsland Shire Council understands the link between an employee’s wellbeing, engagement, happiness and workplace performance, and has introduced a range of initiatives to encourage a healthy culture.
- Working together for better results
Employees at Bulloo Shire Council in South West Queensland have undertaken a successful team building and management workshop to increase their leadership skills.
- Trainee of the year
An employee from Bundaberg Regional Council has won the Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year.
- The Pavilion Kiama offers surf and turf as well as wedding bells*
It’s been a whirlwind start to 2017 for staff at the Pavilion Kiama hosting world surfing champions, Australia Day celebrations and Kiama Show as well as the usual business seminars and wedding receptions.