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Workforce management

We aim to attract and retain talented staff by offering challenging and fulfilling work, competitive salaries, flexible working conditions, excellent learning and development opportunities, and a friendly and inclusive work environment.

Staff commencements and turnover

Sixty-eight new employees commenced ongoing employment at the AIHW during 2018–19 (Table 5.4), of which 19 were in our 2018–19 graduate intake (Table 5.5), and 32 ongoing employees left the AIHW during 2018–19. This equates to a 9.0% turnover rate for ongoing staff in 2018–19, which is similar to the 9.1% turnover rate in 2017–18.

Table 5.4: Commencements and separations of ongoing staff, 2018–19

Type

Number

Ongoing staff at 30 June 2018

336

- Staff engaged from outside the APS

45

- Staff moving from another APS agency

23

Total commencing staff

68

- Staff separating through resignation

18

- Staff separating through retirement

6

- Staff who moved to another APS agency on transfer

6

- Staff who moved to another APS agency on promotion

2

Total exiting staff

32

Ongoing staff at 30 June 2019

372

Contract staff turnover

As at 30 June 2019, the AIHW had 157 contract staff engaged for periods of between 1 and 4 years. Last year, 18 contractors transitioned to ongoing APS employees with the AIHW. An additional 49 contractors ceased working with the AIHW, of which, 31 were as a result of their contract ending, as they were engaged for a specific task and/or period of time. One contract was terminated by us and 4 contractors resigned. A further 13 contractors ceased, however the reason for cessation was not recorded. Those who ceased working at the AIHW had an average tenure of 7.4 months

Graduate intake

AIHW 2019 graduates

​​Our annual graduate intake remains a key strategy for building our workforce capability. We offer excellent employment opportunities for suitable graduates seeking to apply their qualifications in the fields of health and welfare information. Of the 19 graduates employed in the 2018–19 intake, 10 relocated from interstate. Of the 8 graduates employed in the 2014–15 intake, 3 have remained at the AIHW (Table 5.5).

Table 5.5: Graduate recruitment intake and outcomes, 2014–15 to 2018–19

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

Graduate intake (all at APS 4 level)

8

21

14

18

19

Graduates remaining at the AIHW at 30 June 2019

3

12

9

13

18

As an APS 4

0

0

0

11

18

Promoted to APS 5

1

1

8

2

0

Promoted to APS 6

2

11

1

0

0