The Australian Institute of Company Directors released it’s Director Sentiment Index. More than 30% of the survey respondents were directors in the NGO sector. It found that Australia’s board directors are more confident than they have been in the past six years.
According to an article in Harvard Business Review A face-to-face request is 34 times more successful than an email, recent research has shown that people overestimate their ability to be persuasive in writing and underestimate how effective they can be talking face-to-face.
There are almost 19,00 charities with incomes under $50,00 per annum but when considered as a group, they had a combined income of more than $300 million in 2015, held assets worth more than $5 billion, and employed over 26,000 staff and 436,000 volunteers. The report, Australi...
Last week NCOSS members and other stakeholders came together to hear about innovative initiatives securing better outcomes for vulnerable children as part of the NCOSS New Perspectives Forum: The Early Years.
Last night’s Budget saw the announcement of a new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement to replace the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). The good news is that the new agreement will include $375 million of homelessness funding, incorporating funding from the NPAH and securing it for three years from 2018-19.
Last Thursday, a Bill reinstating the requirement for nursing home to have a Registered Nurse on duty at all times unanimously passed the NSW Upper House. It is due to be introduced to the Lower House tomorrow.
NCOSS welcomes this result, which prioritises patient safety over the regulatory burden on the aged care system.
NCOSS made a letter of submission to the recently released draft regulations governing point to point transport this week. Last year the Government made changes that effectively legalised ride-sharing services and introduced a range of related measures designed to increase competition in point to point services like taxis, hire cares and ride-sharing.
Amantha Imber, in a TED talk last year in Melbourne asked: Can you design an innovation culture? Innovation is often only associated with creative or artistic people but her observation is that there is actually a science behind innovation supported by a strong evidence-base.
We like to think of ourselves as social justice organisations and whilst it clearly applies to our clients, does it always apply to our staff? Research shows that It matters more than you might think.
“Just sticking to formal annual performance management processes isn’t particularly useful — not to mention that almost no-one enjoys it.” The Department of Communications and the Arts has introduced a process where Employee trust and performance improved with regular chats, not ratings. They enco