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Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Details:

Title

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Other title

Annual report 2016-17

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Date

2017

Notes

Made available by the Library & Archives NT via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services -- Periodical

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Volume

2016/2017

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1835-2332

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/304926

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/361114

Page content

Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services 101 OUR PEOPLE Supporting our People Success is achieved through our people Health and Wellbeing DCIS continues to support a healthy work-life balance for staff. This is achieved through promoting a health and wellbeing program and providing resources, information for staff to consider and access. A healthier workplace and healthier staff will improve wellbeing, potentially reduce sickness/absenteeism, and improve productivity. Initiatives being supported in the department include: Mental Health Week, conducted in October 2016 to raise awareness and support staff in managing their mental health, with sessions attracting over 300 people. Flextime providing employees with the ability to vary their working hours and patterns to suit their individual circumstances. Flexible working arrangements more formal arrangements that provide flexibility to the employee while ensuring the department benefits from retention of highly skilled employees. Employee Assistance Program services include professional counselling, training and development workshops, management planning sessions, mediation, career counselling and management coaching. Flu Vaccination Program. Global Corporate Challenge participation. Refreshment facilities for staff e.g. tea, coffee and showers. Mentoring an effective tool in shaping the development of career changes and new staff recruited through employment programs. 2016 Global Corporate Challenge As part of promoting a healthy work environment, the department supported 20 teams, made up of seven participants, in the GCC. The goal is to improve levels of fitness of the individual and to raise overall awareness of health and wellbeing matters. The GCC provides a simple and engaging way to build a culture of health right across the business. The challenge was for each participant complete 10 000 steps (or the equivalent on swimming or cycling) a day for 100 days between May to September 2016. Beyond the 100 days, the GCC provides a 12 month platform to ensure that learning and positive habit formation continues throughout the year. By the end of the 100 days, 64% of participants were meeting the 10000 steps per day target as opposed to only 10% pre GCC. 65% reported a decrease in stress levels at home or work and 72% reported an increase in their productivity or concentration. 90% of 2016 participants rated the GCC as good or excellent with 91% stating they would participate again. DCIS is actively participating in the 2017 challenge. 2016 DCIS GCC winning team Transformers