Case Studies

Health Care Sector – ‘retaining experience’

An experienced senior nurse with a degenerative back condition was concerned about her ability to perform at the physically high standard demanded by her job. A member of the largest nursing age cohort where the average age is 45 years, the issue for the employer and employee was how to maintain the health and safety …

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Manufacturing Sector – ‘a win win scenario’

A mission critical employee considered resigning in order to pursue an entrepreneurial venture. The manufacturing employer did not realise that the employee was considering this course of action; there was an assumption that he would simply continue as always until he reached retirement. Lacking a formal process for reviewing the aspirations and needs of its …

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Manufacturing Sector – ‘keeping the plant running’

Located in regional Australia, a manufacturing plant was forced to shut down because of a breakdown. The only employee who knew how to fix the problem was a mature employee who was on Long Service Leave; he was required to return to work to fix the problem and allow the plant to re-start. Until a …

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Public Sector – ‘talent drain stopped’

A large operator in the public sector had lost a number of employees to the private sector, where a skills shortage had led to the poaching of experienced professionals through significantly higher salary packages. The public sector employer was not able to match the salaries being offered but understood the need to better position themselves …

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Health Sector – ‘mature age workforce’

The following case study details the current work with a key client of Activetics. Industry: Health (9,000 full and part time workers) Issue of Concern: Client had experienced increasing premium costs associated with rising costs of claims. Challenges with retention and recruitment of skilled staff. Timing: Commenced work in 2011 as a pilot – Mature …

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