Ramon Wenzel

  • Ramon Wenzel
    Research Fellow

    Future of Work Institute, Curtin University

A Deep Dive into the Drivers of Staff Health and Retention

Many NFPs experience high voluntary turnover of employees and volunteers, with the total direct and hidden costs of replacing an unhappy, exiting worker up to 5x the annual salary.

New findings from the Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study show that organisational leadership and the work experience have profound effects on workers’ intention to leave. The most comprehensive workforce analytics to date suggest a range of practical interventions and conditions that increase job resources, reduce job demands, and increase staff resilience and coping.

This session will show you:

  • How to realise job resources that act as buffers against high demands by making work more positive and meaningful
  • How to identify, eliminate, or reduce excessive and unnecessary job demands in the workplace so work becomes less stressful.
  • How to aid psychological detachment and mastery experiences that enable your workforce to cope with, adapt to, and recover from unexpected stress.

About Ramon

Dr Ramon Wenzel is a Research Fellow at the Future of Work Institute, Curtin University.

He is the Chief Investigator of the Australian Not-for-profit Workforce Study, and Director of the Learning for Purpose initiative that connects the science on work, organisations and people with advanced data analytics to help build the capacity of the Australian not-for-profit sector.

Designed as a systems-change approach, his research helps not-for-profit leaders, funders, and policy makers understand managerial and organisational levers including how to best allocate time and funding for strategic workforce initiatives.

Ramon has a vision for a thriving not-for-profit sector that attracts, develops, retains and motivates the best talent to change the world for the better.

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