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NDS Workforce Wizard

Workforce Wizard is a simple online tool to help disability organisations track workforce trends. As the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out, the workforce is growing and changing shape. Workforce Wizard lets you monitor the changes in your workforce and the sector and make informed decisions about workforce development and planning for the future.

Three benefits of Workforce Wizard for your organisation

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Track your workforce metrics over time.

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Define different workforces for different parts of your service.

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Benchmark your organisation's workforce against other services and the latest comparison statistics.

Using Workforce Wizard

What information do I have to provide?

There are only 8 questions. 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.

Each quarter, Workforce Wizard will ask one additional question in an area of need so we 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 views on recruitment difficulty.

Do I enter data on my whole organisation?

No, just on your disability support workforce or your allied health workforce. We are not yet looking into back office staff or higher managerial staff. You define the scope of the workforce you are reporting on.

What information will I receive?

Reports on your own workforce:

  • profile
  • trends over time

Plus — reports comparing your workforce with:

  • other disability organisations the same size
  • all Workforce Wizard data
  • other community services workforce data

As time goes on, more reports and comparisons will become available.

When do I receive my report?

After data entry closes there is a one week period where the Workforce Wizard team conducts data checking to ensure only quality data is reported. You can access benchmark reports after this data checking period ends.

How long is the data entry period?

The data entry period is open for two weeks.

What are the dates for entering data?

The upcoming data entry periods are:
  • 15 April — 3 May 2019
  • 15 — 26 July 2019
  • 14 — 25 October 2019
  • How long would it take me to enter data into Workforce Wizard?

    If you have this information on hand in your HR system, it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.

    What happens if I make a mistake?

    During the data entry period you can easily log back in and correct mistakes. If you realise after the data entry period, please get in touch with our Workforce Wizard team on info@carecareers.com.au.

    Do I need to register?

    When you click the sign up link, you will be asked to register and answer a few questions about you and your organisation. You create your own password for use in the future.

    Will others be able to recognise my organisation?

    No organisation names or details will be published. Benchmark data will only be available when 10 workforces or more have given information for that topic.

    Is there a charge to use Workforce Wizard?

    No. It is free-of-charge.