A collection of stories that demonstrate innovation in workforce

South Burnett Care

Many hands overlapping reaching in with a diversity of skin colours
South Burnett Care delivers services to people who are aged, frail, people with a disability and their care givers. Recent regulatory changes made them realise they needed to shift what they were doing.

CEO Cheryl Dalton believes three key changes helped the organisation successfully adapt to the new regulatory environment: adopting a business philosophy, using technology to improve efficiency, and looking differently at recruitment to build a workforce that reflects the broader community, including farmers, meatworkers, sign language experts, and funeral home workers. “Staff need to drive innovation, and you struggle to get that if you don’t have people with different viewpoints, diversity, experience and life skills,” she says.

For further information about South Burnett, or to get in contact, please visit the charity’s page on the ACNC Charity Register.

hands in soil planting seedling
Greenfleet Australia has a simple business model: people donate money and it uses those donations to plant trees across Australia and New Zealand using professional contractors.

This means prices are higher, but CEO Wayne Wescott believes it is worth it. “We prepare our sites properly, we rip them, we remove the weeds, we have proper contractors doing it, not volunteer labour which may or may not work. The Key Performance Indicator for a lot of tree planting groups is they get a tree in the ground. I feel pretty happy that we have thousands of hectares of forests that will be there through the next century.”

For further information about Greenfleet Australia, or to get in contact, please visit the charity’s page on the ACNC Charity Register.