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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.

Get in early

Shape the Wizard as we develop it over the next year. Make sure it collects the data you need!

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 that NDS’s research team enter.

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. More questions will be added in Phase Two once people are comfortable with using the Wizard.

Do I enter data on my whole organisation?

No. In the Workforce Editor, you define the scope of the workforce you are reporting on. Please ensure this is a disability workforce.

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 quickly become available.

When do I receive it?

You can access benchmark reports after the data entry period ends.

How long is the data entry period?

The data entry period opens for two weeks.

What are the dates for entering data during 2016?

The upcoming data entry periods in 2017 are:
  • 16 - 27 January 2017
  • 17 - 28 April 2017
  • 17 - 28 July 2017
  • 16 - 27 October 2017

How long does putting data into Workforce Wizard take?

It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes. It may even take you only 5 minutes.

How complicated are the questions?

They are very simple, and all provide definitions. You only need to provide numbers and don't need to type anything else.

What happens if I make a mistake?

You can easily go back and correct mistakes.

Can I download reports?

You can download graphs by clicking on the download button. They download as jpeg graphics and you can insert them easily into documents.

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 for a topic will only be available when 15 organisations or more have given information for that topic.

Is there a charge to use Workforce Wizard?

No. It is free-of-charge.