The New Aged Care Act: A Workforce & Leadership Readiness Plan

Aged Care Act-Leadership Readiness Plan

The postponement of Australia’s New Aged Care Act until July 2025 presents organisations with a critical window—not just for compliance, but for setting new benchmarks in quality care. Providers will need to overhaul various aspects of their operations to align with the enhanced person-centred approach. This article outlines strategic actions that leaders can take to […]

Bridging the Leadership Gaps in Aged & Community Care

Bridging Leadership Gaps in Aged Care

In our dynamic sector, leadership is pivotal for shaping culture, performance and quality of care. The findings of research* into aged care leadership in Australia finds specific and common leadership gaps. The good news is, these gaps exist in areas where skills and competencies can be developed and enhanced to improve overall leadership effectiveness. Understanding the […]

Navigating your workforce challenges with a tailored Aged Care workforce strategy and plan

Aged Care Workforce Strategy and Plan

Workforce Challenges in Aged Care The aged care sector in Australia is facing the perfect storm when it comes to workforce planning and management. Currently, 65K workers leave the sector each year and the average staff turnover sits higher than the majority of other sectors. (1) With a rapidly aging population and growing skills shortages, attracting […]

The common challenges for Leaders in Aged Care…and their solutions!

Solutions to the most common leadeership gaps in aged care

Practical solutions to support our Aged Care Leaders It may not surprise those working in Aged Care that we are seeing several common ‘pain points’ being highlighted by our leadership groups.  The Above & Beyond Group have been busy turning industry workforce data into practical solutions to support our Aged Care Leaders. The data highlights that […]

How to become an Employer of Choice in aged care & community services

Has your organisation got the WOW FACTOR? In the current workforce climate, and amidst ‘’the great reshuffle’’ as we like to call it, it’s crucial employers in aged care and community services stand out as desirable places to work…to be seen as an Employer of Choice and attract, engage and retain the best staff. We […]

Creating Cultures: strategies that make yours an employer of choice!

Laura Sutherland presenting

Learning Bites: Strategies for Fostering an Employer of Choice Culture Workforce planning is more than ‘attraction, recruitment, and retention. It is a holistic application of ‘new thinking’ and ‘practical strategies’ that foster an employer-of-choice-culture. In this climate of skills shortages, employers of choice are creating cultures that embrace, empower, and provide meaningful engagement. Workers in these […]

Retain your quality employees and set them up for success!

set up your employees for success

“How can I improve the chances of staff engagement and retention from the day they start?” One of the most disappointing things for leaders and teams is when good employees hand in their resignation – especially in the current climate where workloads are high, staff are pushed to the limit, and new talent is particularly […]

How to redress stress – give stress a mental makeover

Redress stress image

Do you have the ability to recognise your own stress and others in dis-stress? Stress is the mind’s way of preparing us for a challenge and can be a very normal (and sometimes helpful) response to everyday life. But when stress becomes overwhelming and prolonged, it can increase the risk of mental health problems like […]

Get your employees from just surviving to THRIVING!

Aged Care Leadership development program

The Aged care sector is experiencing change like never before and these changes continue to impact individual employees as well as their organisation. Additional workloads, staff shortages and changing legislation have contributed to an increasingly tense, fatigued workforce.   Employees in this (our) valuable sector feel like they’re constantly fire fighting and reacting to change. They’re […]

Genos Emotional Intelligence

Great leaders are aware of their emotional responses. Are you? “Emotional Intelligence is one of the most in-demand job skills for professionals at all levels, yet there is a remarkable deficit“. It’s safe to say this applies to our Aged Care workforce due to the on-going pressures they have been facing.  With undoubtable stress off […]