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AOD Workforce Study : NGO Insights 20212021-09-15T08:57:55+08:00
CONTRIBUTE BY 30th SEPTEMBER 2021

AOD Workforce Study

NGO Insights 2021

A COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH STUDY ON AND FOR AOD SECTOR EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS WORKING AT ALL LEVELS
HELPING AOD ORGANISATIONS AND SERVICES ATTRACT, RETAIN, ENGAGE AND DEVELOP THE TALENT THEY NEED
ESTABLISHING CREDIBLE AND USEFUL EVIDENCE TO INFORM LEADERS, POLICY AND PRACTICE
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Participate. It’s for the sector. It’s for you!

Why

Everyone in Australia benefits from the great work of AOD services, and the people making it all happen – you. Whilst the world is changing and demanding more, it is not about working harder. Instead, so you can continue to serve, adapt and innovate, we use applied science to find ways of working smarter, better and healthier. In turn, AOD services can realise more positive change and reduce the harms related to alcohol and other drugs use across Australia.

What

The AOD Workforce Study: NGO Insights 2021 research study is purposefully designed to understand and enhance the AOD sector capacity to attract, develop, engage and retain a suitably qualified and capable workforce that will successfully meet the needs of clients, their families and significant others, and the broader community in NSW and VIC. The study is part of an applied research partnership between NADA, VAADA and Curtin University.

How

All AOD sector employees and volunteers in NSW and VIC are invited to complete an online survey. The research is approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of Curtin University (HRE2021-0222). Data is used for research purposes only, securely stored, strictly confidential and subject to legal restrictions. Findings are reported anonymously, in aggregate form only to inform AOD sector leaders, policy, funding priorities, and organisational practice.

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RESEARCH GOALS

ENGAGEMENT > Investigate what makes AOD employees and volunteers stay, happy, and proactive.

WELLBEING > Diagnose what promotes AOD employee and volunteer health and organisational sustainability.

LEARNING > Understand how to develop AOD talent and what learning experiences increase innovation and impact.

LEADERSHIP > Identify what behaviours best align people toward shared goals and great AOD service delivery.

COMPETENCIES > Chart the most important knowledge, skills, and abilities to build thriving AOD sector careers and organisations.

DIVERSITY > Describe the demographics and needs of the AOD workforce.

JOB DESIGN > Find better ways to organise AOD work so job resources meet job demands.

YOUR BENEFITS

FOR PARTICIPANTS
FOR PARTICIPANTS

FREE PERSONAL ANALTYICS REPORT

Ever wanted to know how you do at work? Or how you compare to others?

 

Upon completion of the survey you are immediately presented your personal report with insights and suggestions on job satisfaction, work autonomy, professional development, well-being, and more.
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FOR ORGANISATIONS
FOR PARTICIPANTS

FREE WORKFORCE ANALYTICS DASHBOARD

Would it help to understand your staff? Or how your organisation compares?

 

All AOD sector organisations get their own at-a-glance workforce analytics to understand staff engagement, wellbeing, learning and more concepts that matter for people, performance, and purpose.
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FOR THE SECTOR
FOR ORGANISATIONS

FREE FINDINGS AND RESOURCES

Findings from the research will be freely shared with everyone. And more.

 

The research is purposefully designed to establish and share robust evidence. Using your input, a free resource kit will be developed to help leaders, inform sector policy and enhance organisational practices.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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This study: What are the goals?2021-09-15T08:58:55+08:00

AOD Workforce Study : NGO Insights 2021 is a research study purposefully designed to understand and enhance the AOD sector capacity to attract, develop, engage and retain a suitably qualified and capable workforce that will succesfully meet the needs of clients, their families and significant others, and the broader community in NSW and VIC. The study is part of an applied research partnership between NADA, VAADA and Curtin University. The study seeks to:

  • systematically establish and share robust evidence on the state and experiences of employees and volunteers operating across AOD services
  • inform leaders, policy and practices related to AOD service workplaces about how to best attract, retain, engage and develop their people
  • increased attention and attitude toward evidence-based decision making to make work better and thus improve AOD sector outcomes

Participation is open until 30th September 2021.

The survey: What to expect?2021-05-26T12:48:19+08:00

The online survey will prompt you with several questions and statements relating to your work experience including learning, engagement, well-being, autonomy, and leadership. Here are a few examples.

There are no right or wrong answers, just answer each question as honestly as you can. If some items seem redundant to you, please be assured that no concept is repeatedly captured. You can pass on any question you don’t wish to answer. So you cannot be inferred from your responses, all information will be anonymised and reported in aggregate form only.

Most people require about 25 minutes to complete the survey. That is about the length of a lunch break or coffee chat. It is really important to fully complete the survey until the end. You may pause and resume later by signing into the survey using your Email, Google, or Facebook account (optional).
Ethical approval: Is this legitimate?2021-07-13T10:35:15+08:00

Yes. Approval to conduct this research has been provided by Curtin University, in accordance with its ethics review and approval procedures (HRE2021-0222). Any person considering participation in this research project, or agreeing to participate, may raise any questions or issues with the researchers at any time by contacting [email protected]

In addition, any person not satisfied with the response of researchers may raise ethics issues or concerns, and may make any complaints about this research project by contacting the Ethics Office at [email protected] or on 9266 2784.

All research participants are entitled to download a copy of any participant information relating to this research project here.

Why me: How was I identified?2021-05-26T12:23:25+08:00

All employees and volunteers associated with the AOD sector in NSW, VIC and ACT are encouraged to participate: from CEO to frontline staff, full-time and casual, all services and purposes. You all shall have your say: what is working well, what need to improve, or what to do differently.

This survey is your opportunity to represent your work experience in the AOD sector and is thus promoted through multiple channels. You may have been contacted, for instance, through one of the research study partners, a direct email, a sector newsletter, a colleague.

The more people who respond, the more representative and useful the results will be.  Please participate to shape the future work experience in the AOD sector.

Consent: Is participation voluntary?2021-07-13T10:33:42+08:00

Yes. Whilst everyone in the AOD sector is encouraged to have their say, participation is voluntary and entirely optional. When completing the survey, you can pass on any question you don’t wish to answer. You are also free to withdraw your consent and to discontinue participation at any time without any prejudice, contact: [email protected]

You may indicate your consent to participate in this research study simply by completing the survey. In doing so you confirm to have understood the information provided and any questions have been answered to your satisfaction. You may download a copy of all participant information here.

Researchers: Who is behind this?2021-06-30T09:44:45+08:00

The AOD Workforce Study: NGO Insights 2021 and the AOD Leader and Manager Interview Study are led by Dr Ramon Wenzel, founding Director of Learning for Purpose and Senior Lecturer at the School of Management and Marketing, Curtin University.

This study is funded by and realised in partnership with The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA); the peak organisations for the nongovernment alcohol and other drugs sector (AOD) in NSW, ACT and VIC. Indirectly, the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Department of Health also contributed funding for the project.”

Only anonymous and aggregate findings will be publicly shared. No other data or responses collected through this research will be made available to any partner or funding organisation.

Data & privacy: Is this safe?2021-06-30T09:26:49+08:00

Yes. The study is conducted by a research team at Curtin University, led by Dr Ramon Wenzel. The research and analytics are approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee, Curtin University (HRE2021-0222). Only the academic research team has access to the information provided. This is not a commercial study, your responses are not sold or directly shared, not even with the research partner organisations NADA and VAADA. Data is used for research purposes only, securely stored, strictly confidential and subject to legal restrictions.

No participating individual or organisation can be inferred from published information. Employers will never see if or what any specific employee or volunteer responded. Findings are reported anonymously, in aggregate form only in reports, scholarly articles, and applied dashboards so they can inform future AOD sector practice, policy and funding.

What you provide is protected through state-of-the-art cloud technology. All information is treated as confidential and will not be released by the investigator in any form that may identify people or organisations, unless required by law.

Questions: Who to contact?2021-07-12T11:56:12+08:00

For any queries, please contact the lead researcher Dr Ramon Wenzel: [email protected]

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