Smart cities discussion over a breakfast session, focused on GIS, housing, transport, access, equity and workforce development with colleagues from @texas_univ @acltv and links with the work being undertaken by the City of Adelaide @AdelaideSmart.
Category Archives: Workforce Planning Tools
Human connections at the SXSW registrants lounge with fellow South Australians, and human-focused design, taking boring content and turning it into games whilst changing behaviour, featured in a framework for actionable gamification in the first SXSW interactive session.
Like Waze’s snake monster where user generated content beat the traffic – this approach could work well for the Real Day Out (RDO) and so could Collection Sets at RDO stops. Read More
A blueprint has been launched to encourage future investment decisions in research infrastructure. The Australian Government has funded it to help position researchers with better accessibility to world-class infrastructure.
The commitment to prioritise research infrastructure needs will roll out over the next 10 years. And it all starts with the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. Over 300 written submissions were received from all over Australia in the first stage alone. Read More
A few hours’ drive north of Melbourne, Greater Shepparton boasts a $2.88 billion Gross Regional Product (GRP). The region is on the cusp of major growth, with an expected 1.2% population rise per annum, between now and 2031.
The has partnered with the Department of Sustainability and Environment to outline a plan focused on leveraging the region’s strengths. Read More
Australia’s aged care workforce is expected to grow to nearly 830,000 by 2050. But while it’s a growing industry, it’s facing several challenges, including an ageing workforce, the increased demand for residential care placements, flexible delivery of these services, ensuring high levels of care, and the expansion of consumer directed care (CDC).
A major expansion of its workforce is needed, at a time when the labour market is getting tighter. Significantly, the time to achieve that skilled and sustainable aged care workforce is now. Read More
This blog post focuses on the workforce opportunities in the South Australian state budget delivered by the Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis MP including employment, entrepreneurship, industry and innovation, regional support and STEM but also highlights a couple of areas that need more attention.
A new format for explaining the budget describes benefits for:
- Innovation and entrepreneurs
- The community
The Government has released their vision for turning Northern Australia into an “economic powerhouse” in the next 20 years.
The $1.2bn plan outlines a $600 million roads package to improve routes to the north, a $200 million Water Infrastructure Development fund and a $75 million Co-operative Research Centre. Boosting links with the broader Asia-Pacific region will be a focus on the centre and money will be pumped into tourism, to attract investment in the region. Read More
With the world of work rapidly evolving, enterprises need to adapt to the changing circumstances.
Forward-thinking organisations will focus their attention on a long-term strategy, understanding the workforce impacts, and developing a diverse workforce.
Let’s take a look at the essentials of workforce planning and development to see why you might need a plan for growth.
Major changes will occur across organisations, industry sectors, regions and countries – increasing export, expanding nationally, implementing technologies and innovating product development. Read More
On the back of reducing cuts to health courses, Health Education England have announced their initiative to train more than 23,000 extra nurses to meet growing demands.
There are particular issues with regard to nurses in the sector – turnover is high at over 30% (over 16,000 leave their role each year), while they have an older age profile to the wider sector (44% are aged 50 or over). Another important statistic is that over 1 in 3 (37%) are from a non-British nationality which suggests employers are recruiting from abroad. In terms of pay, nurses are paid less on average (£24,350) than their NHS counterparts. Read More
The South Australian Government has injected $80,000 into the Limestone Coast, to assist companies in the South-East develop effective and strategic business models. Robe in particular, is on the cusp of economic growth, with new businesses starting up in the town – and the Government is taking notice.
Limestone Coast locals can access the Business Model Innovation Program, which helps participants rethink their current business model, explore new ways of running their business, and revenue diversification strategies.
Enabling employment in the Limestone Coast
The region is a great place to start a business. Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast acts as a local facilitator for a number of Australian and South Australian government funded initiatives in fields such as export, food & wine and workforce development. Read More