Employee Mobility

The Mobility report provides an insight into staff movement, or mobility, over a selected period of time. It includes information on transfers, promotions and position changes as well as numbers of new staff and staff exits.

Executive Directors and Directors of Public Schools can view all schools within their Principal Network.

How will these reports benefit me?

Workforce mobility is a key element in attracting, retaining, developing and engaging employees. This report supports the transfer of knowledge and skills within a school and addresses a diverse set of business needs, such as career development opportunities for staff; the development of future leaders; and the fulfilment of critical roles.

The reports can be used to:

  • seek insight into career and capability development opportunities offered to staff. The movement of employees within the department is an effective way to support career and capability development through the acquisition of varied skills and experiences. Mobility can support and enable succession planning, where the focus of movements is on developing the skills relevant to future roles.
  • display employee exits per month, providing insight into employee turnover to enable evidence based strategies and initiatives to effectively target potential workforce turnover risks.

What does the Mobility report provide?

This three page report provides the following information:

Page 1 - Position and School Movement

Tracks internal employee mobility by month. At the top of this page, information tiles display quick-to-read percentages of staff based on staff mobility categories (e.g. percentage of staff who have had a position change).

The line chart further indicates three variables:

  1. Appointments to my organisation: promotions and transfers into this school.
  2. Appointments to another organisation: promotions and transfers out of this school to another school.
  3. Positions changed within my organisation: change of positions within a school, such as higher duties.

The tables below the line chart show the staff details of appointments to my school, appointments to another school and position changes by month.

Note that the staff who work in another school temporarily while working in their school (for example: 3 days a week in my school and 2 days a week in another school) will not be shown as movements. Also, the staff movements are reflected in the report after a waiting period of 15 calendar days.

The report can be sliced by 10-year age bands and gender. The slicers are on the bottom left corner.

Page 2 - Leavers and Joiners

This column chart tracks employees no longer employed by the department (e.g. resignations or retirements) and recently recruited employees.

The tables below the chart show the employee details including Name and ID of the Employee and their Date Joined/Date Left by Month.

The report can be sliced by 10-year age bands and gender. The slicers are on the bottom left corner.

This information can be used to identify where a school may be facing a high turnover of staff as a result of retirements, or where there is an increase of new teachers which may impact delivery of professional learning.

Page 3 - Length of Service in Current Position.

This bar chart displays average length of service in current position by employment level and employment types (e.g. permanent full time, temporary part-time). Note that an employee’s length of service in a position is considered across the schools in the position.

The report can be sliced by 10-year age bands and gender. The slicers are on the bottom left corner.

This information can be used to identify the average length of service of staff in their current position.

How can I use the Mobility report to support my school self-assessment?

In the Leading domain of the School Excellence Framework (SEF), School Resources states in schools that excel, the leadership team deploys teaching and non-teaching staff to make best use of available expertise to meet the needs of students.

What should I look for?

  • Refer to the charts within the report to assist in answering questions around staff changes and movements within your school. This will assist in school planning and staff professional development.
  • Is there a mobility trend (positive or negative) based on employment type?
  • What is the rate of mobility and turnover by age band and length of service for the team?
  • Is there a pattern in employee movement at certain times of the year?

Where does this data come from?


How frequently is data updated?


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