BLUFA poll of public servants has revealed the most important things they believe impact their lives and careers.
Based on a recent poll of Australian public servants, the Mandarin lists ten things that public servants believe most affects them:
48.8% are working longer hours.
51.1% said empathy is an essential characteristic of a public servant.
60.1% of respondents said the pandemic sparked new interest in joining the public service.
67.7% of people claimed that their department was at least average in supporting diversity and inclusion.
70% of respondents said they missed socialising with colleagues and the separation between work and home due to many people Working From Home.
76.4% believe their organisation support the mental health of its employees.
79.4% noted significant challenges and advocated their organisation needed to change.
80% said their department was busier than ever.
82.3% said their organisation was behind on digital transformation.
91.9% suggested dedicating at least a few hours each month to learning.
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