Just occasionally time and circumstance come together for us. The third quarter of last year was just such a time.
As I have said I am presently on leave - I am studying (exams next week - wish me well!) and, as part of this program created a disaster plan for NOVA that covered a 'what would you do in a global recession?' scenario. I created a well thought through plan (well, at least I thought so) as part of my University assignments and was pleased with the response from my lecturer who said it was pretty good.
Guess what happened! Global Financial Crisis - end of civilisation as we know it, ruination upon us, how on earth would people who have a disability come through this 'fire the lot' environment?
NOVA Disaster Plan to the rescue - the implementation was pretty straightforward and has been in operation for 4 months and the best bits are still to come (truly - just ask me).
Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating - how have things panned out?
January: Best January in NOVA's history
February: Bit quiet, best part of 30 placements (I held my breath)
March: Fifty Nine (yes, count them) new job starts - 13 better than we have ever done before in our 20 year history (Go NOVA!)
April: Highlights to date include 7 new workers for our Taree team
What's on the horizon?
May sees the launch of the next and penultimate phase of our program - beginning on the 4th of May a new initiative to ensure NOVA's job seekers continue to receive every possible opportunity to participate in the Australian workforce
Lucky? - I believe that you make your own in this world.
Oh yes, I also have the best staff around.
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