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 retaining top talent 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 hard […]

Trying to find top talent in Aged Care – The struggle is real!

Job interview for aged care and community services

We are seeing more vacancies in aged care than ever before. It has been estimated that the aged care workforce will need to grow from around “366,000 to 980,000 by 2050 to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of older Australians”. Add to the mix, we’re seeing larger exit rates from the industry. Needless […]

Can you truly improve leadership if you don’t measure it with CILCA 360?


The Royal Commission into Aged Care tells us that “Good leadership and culture are a necessary foundation for workforce development and growth”. It also highlighted the “Lack of investment in staff and, in particular, staff training… despite best intentions, aged care workers simply do not have the requisite time, knowledge, skill and support to deliver high quality […]

Are your leaders ready?

Are your leaders ready: To implement the royal commission findings To meet the new quality standards To implement the workforce strategy findings? In the current climate, its safe to say that leadership is in the spotlight. It’s under scrutiny. We expect that the Aged Care Royal Commission will be pretty scathing of current leadership in […]