You might think it’s easy when it comes to requiring staff to get vaccinated. They should be given the choice – jab or job, right? Wrong. It’s not so simple at all, especially when it comes to vaccinations for existing staff in frontline positions eg health and social service staff. It’s a balancing act There’s…

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Are you getting lost in a pile-up of records and don’t know what to do with them? If so, it’s time to get cracking with your policy and procedure on retention and disposal of records. Check your existing policy and procedure is being implemented as it should be or if it needs review and updating.…

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Covid-19 vaccination is going to be the light at the end of the long pandemic tunnel. In Aotearoa/New Zealand we now have a guide about when we are likely to enter the light. But is it the light? As vaccinations start to roll out, there’s more public debate about the consequences of not getting vaccinated.…

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With vaccinations for Covid-19 becoming available, what’s going to be your agency position on it? Do you even need a position? Important questions, particularly, if you’re a social and health service providing direct care services. If you think you need an agency position on Covid-19 vaccinations, then it’s time to get cracking on your policy…

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With so many people working from home these days, mobile devices for work are the norm.  So have you got mobile devices covered in your policies and procedures? The challenge for your policy and procedure in this area is to enable your organisation to reap the benefits of mobile devices while reducing the risks. Benefits Benefits…

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Systemic bias is part of the criminal justice system and disproportionately impacts on Māori and people with disabilities. It contributes to many, long term health, income and educational disparities. Organisational policies and procedures that ban outright the employment of people with criminal histories reinforce and perpetuate this bias. They are unfair and should be replaced.…

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We’re going to see some big changes in 2021. Get your policies and procedures ready to help you manage. Here’s three areas of change, which are likely to affect social, childcare and health services. Other changes are also coming. We’ll keep you advised so sign up for the Policy Place panui. Pandemic/health and safety We…

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No matter what business you’re in, you’re likely to rely on information technology(IT). In social service, health and education agencies, we use IT for a multitude of functions – enrolments, intakes, planning etc. Essentially, we would be lost without it. But have you given sufficient thought to preventing and defending against cyber threats? If you…

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