Danny’s Diary: People are the soul of WSLHD

In July 2016, Western Sydney Local Health District formed the People and Culture Directorate a uniting all our employee-related functions.

People and Culture recognises that our people are the heart and soul of our organisation, and are committed to supporting WSLHD staff to work with confidence, care and compassion.

People and Culture have a two-phase strategy:

• To strengthen foundations (our systems and infrastructure) so that staff are supported and well equipped to be high performing, now and into the future, and to strengthen our ability to change and transform.

• To strengthen our ability to change and transform through building our leadership capacity and business management capability.

In response to what staff have told us, People and Culture put a strong focus on improving recruitment.

You may have seen the nine “‘quick-win” recruitment process improvements released in January.

These aim to reduce time to fill and enhance hiring manager and candidate experience. Feedback has already been received that hiring managers can “feel the difference”.

We are also advancing Leadership and Manager Development programs, alongside an integrated Wellbeing Program, and a Respectful Workplace Culture Program.

We look forward to continued enhancements to make it easier for staff to lead and manage.

Danny O’Connor
Chief Executive

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