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Nova Group Announces Family and Domestic Violence Policy

Nov 23, 2018

Today, the Nova Group is pleased to announce the introduction of their Family and Domestic Violence Policy.

The Nova Group is committed to providing a Great Place to Work and are dedicated to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality and providing an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, vilification and victimisation.

The Nova Group’s Family and Domestic Violence Policy will apply to all Australian employees to grant access to the entitlements for all. The policy provides up to 5 days of unpaid leave each year and access to flexible working arrangements to enable employees to manage the impact of Family and Domestic Violence.

In the instance of Family and Domestic Violence, the Nova Group will provide the most beneficial support arrangement for their circumstance, maintain a safe working environment for them, and support them in arranging external support from relevant agencies.

The Fair Work Commission has updated all industry and occupation awards to include a new clause about family and domestic violence leave, taking effect from 1 August 2018.

Family and Domestic Violence Support

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by FDV is available at 1800 RESPECT.

Nova employees and their immediate families also have access to AccessEAP for free and confidential counselling services.

Fair Work Australia

Fair Work Australia want to support Australian workplaces so they can be compliant, productive and inclusive. Our vision is that the community values the work that we do.

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/leave/family-and-domestic-violence-leave

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My Victoria website developed by Geoplex launched!

Nov 12, 2018

On 27 September 2018 the My Victoria website developed by Geoplex – parent company Nova Group – in partnership with Today Design, was launched by Victorian Special Minister of State, Gavin Jennings.

My Victoria is an innovative product envisioned by the Department of Premier and Cabinet designed to improve accessibility to Victoria’s extensive open data catalogue. The website allows businesses and the public to explore over 60 data sets published by the Victorian government in an easy to use web and mobile responsive application.

Geoplex worked in partnership with Today Design to deliver My Victoria. The product was developed in a short time frame by a multi-disciplinary team of government and commercial partners working in a collaborative agile environment. The project successfully combined human centred design principles with cutting edge Open Geospatial and Dev Ops components to deliver a beautiful high value product to the community.

Better access to government open data is estimated to have an economic benefit of $25 billion in Australia and $6 billion in Victoria by the Bureau of Communications Research. The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed plans to expand the range of data sets on the My Victoria website to provide Victorian businesses with the data and information they need to make informed decisions.

My Victoria is powered by Open Source GIS tools (Postgresql and Geoserver) and is deployed in a high availability configuration on the Amazon Web Services platform. All hardware infrastructure is provisioned and managed using “Infrastructure as Code” techniques to ensure optimum performance, security, reliability and reusability.

The My Victoria map display is based on the Openlayers framework and leverages Vector Tile services to provide smooth map transitions and fast browser side rendering. Geoserver acts as the single central data API and provides services supporting all maps, charts and data widgets in the application.

My Victoria is now supporting businesses across the state, whilst also playing a key role as an open data framework under the state government’s single digital presence program.

Geoplex

Geoplex are mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists who enable the visualisation of data, drive competitive advantage and solve business problems.

http://geoplex.com.au

Today Design

We use design and technology to Make better policy Bring products to life Shift to digital services Design vivid futures Engage with diverse communities Make better customer experiences Design end-to-end service experiences

https://today.design/

My Victoria

My Victoria makes open data accessible to Victorian businesses

https://myvictoria.vic.gov.au/

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For more information, contact

Sarah de Valence – Group Communications Manager

Nova Group

communications@novasystems.com 

 

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Nova Group Partners with Work180

Oct 30, 2018

The Nova Group is excited to announce our partnership with Work180 as part of our commitment to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality and providing a great place to work.

Work180 is an international jobs board that connects smart businesses with talented women. While their focus is on empowering women in the workplace, Work180 is trying to achieve equality for all employees.

Launching in Australia, the Work180 platform will promote the Nova Group by sharing stories of women in Nova and showcasing job vacancies, creating significant opportunity to attract and retain talented women to Nova. The Nova Group will be recognised as an endorsed employer for women who shares Work180’s focus on equal opportunity which will provide the opportunity to engage with organisations a part of Work180 who share our values.

Work180 provides job applicants with a transparent directory of endorsed employers who support diversity, inclusion and equality and share information around pay equity, flexible working, paid parental leave, equal opportunities and a range of other important criteria.

The Nova Group aims to expand the Work180 partnership internationally in the future as our business continues to grow.

 Work180

Our mission is to finally put an end to workplace discrimination, so that everyone is valued equally and businesses can enjoy the benefits of a truly diverse workforce. As the demand for skilled employees grows ever more critical, there has been a power shift away from unsympathetic employers and a rejection of inflexible working conditions.  WORK180 is a global jobs network that operates at the forefront of this new workplace revolution.

https://www.work180.com.au

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NOVA GROUP LISTED AT #38 IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100 COMPANIES

Sep 23, 2018

Nova Group has been listed at #38 in South Australia’s top 100 companies reported by InDaily’s South Australia Business Index.

With revenue recorded at $129.3m for 2017-18, the Nova Group has climbed 10 spots from #48 in 2017.

Companies are considered eligible if they are a South Australian entity with an Adelaide ownership register, or are a South Australian operated entity, and must be founded and majority owned by South Australians. Companies owned in part or whole by government, government agencies and organisations, and registered charities are not eligible for consideration.

View the full list here.

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Nova Group places #10 in the 2018 Best Places to Work

Aug 30, 2018

Nova Group is delighted to announce today at placing #10 in the Best Places to Work Study, Top 50 companies in Australia, 2018.

For the seventh time in nine years, the company has achieved a Top 50 place in the prestigious awards, cementing the Nova Group’s commitment to providing a company that is built on culture, values and people as the company continues to grow.

On receiving the news that Nova Group has once again been recognised as a Great Place to Work, Nova Group CEO, Greg Hume said “I am proud and honoured to lead a company focused on continuing to evolve our employee value proposition through initiatives aimed at providing a flexible and supportive work environment.”

“Achieving a ranking within the Top 50 is testament to the commitment of our people to provide a culture of inclusivity and diversity and who uphold Nova’s values.”

The Best Places to Work study is widely acclaimed in Australia. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia, the quality of this year’s study was higher than ever.

Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures.

Nova Group acts as the parent company for professional services provider Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.

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