The Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) was sworn in as 2019 Employer of Choice at a event in Hobart on Thursday 27 June.
The annual Employer of Choice Awards recognise Tasmanian organisations that demonstrate contemporary workplace practices and outstanding support for their staff.
TasCOSS, along with twelve other new inductees, was commended for demonstrating a commitment to supporting a work-life balance, employee engagement, communication, leadership and continuous improvement.
Determination to Measure Success Differently is a Game Changer
The impetus from our decision-makers to rebuild a stronger Tasmania out the other side of this virus is there. So let’s choose to invest in a successful, supported and prosperous Tasmania where every one of us has the opportunity to live a good life.
Take Me To Your Board S01E06: Conduct and Compliance
What can the long, drawn-out case of Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency teach us about governance? In this episode, Bridget and Cameron are joined by the Chief Executive Officer of Hobart based disability service Nexus Inc and seasoned board member, Mark Jessop, to interrogate conduct and compliance through a not-for-profit lens.
Joining forces to support Tasmania’s recovery (The Advocate Talking Point, 06/09/20)
A benefit of Tasmania’s ‘smallness’ and ‘islandness’ is that it enhances our willingness to share and collaborate. Tasmania’s peak bodies have been working this way for some years, recognising that often we have shared, rather than opposing, agendas.
Right now, our leaders and governments have the opportunity to sure up thousands of positions and help tackle the gender pay gap by providing fair wages and improving working conditions for women in the workforce.
Tasmanians who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their energy provider to discuss payment options. There is a range of assistance available to help Tasmanians manage their energy bills and protections are in place to ensure electricity supply cannot be disconnected.
The current rate of JobSeeker (including the Coronavirus Supplement) is lifting thousands of Tasmanians out of poverty and has allowed families to meet basic household needs and relieve financial stress.
Working Together — Key Findings from Conversations with Families: School Transition
TasCOSS is continuing to work as a partner on Working Together (WT) — supporting early learning, an initiative of the Tasmanian Department of Education which aims to open opportunity for eligible three year old children to participate in free, quality early learning. We talked with many families throughout the pilot last year, and are again helping to collect and share the voice of family participants throughout 2020.
Take Me To Your Board S01E05: Purpose and Strategy
As outlined in Principle 1 of the AICD Not-for-profit Governance Principles, an organisations purpose must be clear and there must be a strategy that sets out how that purpose will be achieved. In this episode, Bridget and Cameron are joined by the General Manager of Tasmanian Leaders and experienced board member, Angela Driver, to unpack what went wrong with Kodak and discuss how purpose and strategy could have saved the photography behemoth.
TasCOSS receives funding from the Federal Government Department of Health to provide support to Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers in Tasmania to build their organisational capacity. A steering group representing a range of service types and regions meet quarterly to guide the project.