I have been working at UnitingCare NSW.ACT full-time (More than 5 years)
Assisting the elderly and going home knowing you put a smile on someones face due to kindness
The pay is an insult . The management have no idea how hard we work or even what we do. They still tell us what and how to do it though.
Advice to Management
Spend some time with the people we look after. Get to know them personally not on a computer screen. Encourage and give your employees praise. Without us you are nothing.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at UnitingCare NSW.ACT (Sydney (Australia)) in September 2016.
Dodged a bullet........
Four weeks from application to first interview - HR partner was pleasant and communicated well.
I was not offered the role, and am relieved at this outcome. I'm a professional with over 20-years commercial experience and was given feedback post-interview that I should dress more professionally. I was wearing fitted trousers, a floating top, heels, make-up, jewellery etc - an outfit I had worn both in the office and whilst speaking at events. The feedback that went to HR was that I was wearing cargo pants and a t-shirt.
I was not asked at any point about my marketing skills or background, the interview was focussed solely on influencing difficult stakeholders, and bringing the team along on a transformational journey (and what I was wearing apparently).
The organisation is archaic yet immature, the leaders are judgemental and backward, and their core values of compassion and respect are theoretic.
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