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Employ some magic with Workforce Wizard

Employ some magic with Workforce Wizard

With the creation of more than 19,000 additional jobs expected as a result of the NDIS rollout in Queensland, are you wondering what the NDIS rollout will mean for your workforce?

As organisations face adapting to new models of service delivery during their transition to the NDIS, the Workforce Wizard tool has been created by NDS and is used by WorkAbility Qld to monitor key workforce metrics across the disability services sector.

Workforce Wizard is a free online service allowing participating disability service organisations to contribute data and benchmark their workforce against what is now the largest employment dataset in the sector. Reports are produced and released twice a year, with data entry periods for 2019 coming up on the following dates:

  • 14 — 25 January 2019
  • 15 — 26 April 2019
  • 15 — 26 July 2019
  • 14 — 25 October 2019

Benchmark reports have been identified by organisations as a great tool not only for planning, but reporting to their boards around workforce movements. Over 160 organisations have already signed up and are using the dataset, which now represents the trends and movements of more than 34,000 disability sector workers across the country – not simply in Queensland.

There are 8 questions for organisations to answer, and these relate to the number of full-time, part-time, fixed-term and casual workers; total hours of work; entries and exits to your workforce during the quarter; and the age and sex make-up of your workforce. In addition, Workforce Wizard will ask one additional question in an area of need each quarter so they can better answer your questions about the make-up of the disability workforce. This could be anything from cultural diversity in the workforce to your experiences on recruitment difficulty.

If you have any questions, please contact the Workforce Wizard Team at 1300 637 637 or email info@carecareers.com.au.

You can also find out more here at their website, or view the previously published reports.

WorkAbility Queensland