Being versatile in your career

Adaptability is Key in a Social Service Career Being an expert in your field may not be the highest qualification you possess for doing the job. It’s near the top, but even highly skilled workers need to be well-rounded socially – able to communicate well with others and settle differences with minimal effort. One trait that social … Read more

What Lessons Can we Learn from the Royal Commission into the Failing of Aged Care

What can we learn from the 2019 Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety? The 2019 Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was a wake-up call for the entire aged care sector, as well as for Australians in general. Established in September 2018 to examine the shortcomings of the industry, the commission heard … Read more

Own your career gap!

Own the gap! Once upon a time, having an employment gap on your CV was a liability. But times are changing. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, employers in the US are increasingly eager to interview candidates with gaps in their employment history. The Australian labour market is different, of course, but … Read more

Strategy (noun) a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.

To me, strategy is creating “fit” among a company’s activities. The success of the strategy depends on doing many things well – not just a few – and integrity is among them. If there is no fit among activities there is no distinctive strategy & little sustainability. I have been working with one of my … Read more

Top wellness survival tips

If you’re a social worker, care worker, or carer of a family member, the daily challenges that are part of your job can impact on your wellbeing. Practising excellent self-care is one of the most useful tools you can use to survive the industry. With our self-care survival tips, you can avoid burnout and continue making … Read more