Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Workforce Development

University researcher awarded fellowship to examine Māori experiences of pharmacist services

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher Nora Parore (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) has received a Health Research Council (HRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship to...

Health and Wellbeing Diploma a great fit for the financial mentoring sector

Financial mentor Kathryn Burton usually plays a key role as trainer, consultant and workshop facilitator. Recently Kathryn also sat on the other side of...

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive (73%),...

Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast

Mahi episode 5, The big dilemma. Whether, when and how to disclose your impairment to a potential employer It's the question that vexes many disabled...

Training to support people and families affected by violence aligns to...

Police data published in June 2019 found that 133, 022 family harm investigations were conducted in 2018. These are staggering numbers, particularly when you...

“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...

Rugby player leading way for Pasifika with disabilities

Once a successful Tongan rugby player with a career that took him to Japan and France, Isileli (Kai) Tupou is now following his other...

Colleagues committed to upskilling together

A group of Rehabilitation Support Workers at Stanford House of Whanganui District Health Board have recently completed the New Zealand Diploma in Health and...

‘Sensory room in a box’ developed by diversional therapist wins award

Aditi Arora, Wellness Leader and diversional therapist at Village at the Park in Wellington thought she could do something more for their residents. Village at...

Career move for ‘stay at home’ mum paid off

As you walk towards St Matthew’s Church Hall in Masterton, you’ll see mobility scooters lined up, and sometimes a bicycle or two. This is...

Son’s disability spurs mum to upskill

This Nelson Mum is doing everything she can to provide her son born with a disability, the very best support possible.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.

Working as one whānau for the success of Māori trainees

Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.

Healthcare graduates recognised for making a difference

Stand-out healthcare assistant graduates received awards for demonstrating the values of ‘connected’, ‘compassion’, ‘best care’ and ‘better, best, brilliant’”.

ITO meets Ivy League University to support emerging leaders

Ten emerging leaders with lived experience in the health and wellbeing sector will be given the chance to participate in Yale University’s leadership programme.

Business as usual while Govt works through vocational reforms

It’s very much business as usual for industry training organisation Careerforce as the Government works through the proposed Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) submissions.

“Draining the harbour to save a sinking ship” – one ITO’s...

Health Central asks Jane Wenman, chief executive of industry training organisation Careerforce for her views on the vocational education reforms and how the proposals could affect the health and wellbeing sector.

The return on investment in training is the quality in care

With the help of industry training organisation Careerforce, Counties Manukau Homecare Trust have supported their staff to upskill, so that clients like Dora benefit from high quality care.

Quals shake-up could help ease aged care nurse shortage

The Qualifications Pathway Review could potentially help ease the shortage of nursing in aged residential care, if changes to the Level 4 programme are made, allowing caregivers a pathway into nursing.

Looking after yourself – essential to providing quality care

One of the biggest takeaways from the Apprenticeship in Community Facilitation for Gillian Theunissen was the importance of looking after herself and her team to ensure quality care delivery.


Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...