We ran a randomised control trial (RCT) with Training Services NSW and TAFE NSW to increase the proportion of course lessons that apprentices and trainees attend.
Government policies and services can be hard to navigate for people who are already under pressure. By understanding the effects of scarcity, we can make these easier to access for the people who need them. We developed an easy-to-use guide to provide more practical tips and strategies to understand and reduce the effects of scarcity.
Regional NSW offers exciting career opportunities for teachers, engineers, nurses, doctors, business owners and other professionals. Here are some tips on how BI can help to make it easy and attractive for applicants to make the move.
We partnered with the NSW Department of Education to apply BI to attract trainee teachers to apply for professional experience placements in rural and remote NSW.
On 25 and 26 June 2018, Sydney played host to the International Behavioural Exchange Conference (BX2018) in Sydney. We reflect on how we will apply the key lessons arising from the conference
We used behavioural insights to identify the best way to engage people who are at high-risk of reoffending to voluntarily join behaviour change or other support programs.
Behavioural insights can help address emergency decision-making to support NSW agencies and policy-makers reduce fatalities in the community. We look at the issue of driving through floodwater.
Check out the latest trial results from the BIU in our 2018 report.
BX2018 is coming to Sydney, 25 - 26 June 2018, featuring BI experts from across the globe.
The Behavioural Insights Unit’s Community of Practice (CoP) event on 4 December showcased the work on health that we’ve done in the past year with our partner organisations.
Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is ‘Press for Progress’. It is an important day to mark the progress towards gender equality around the world. And in NSW we have made progress.
On Wednesday 22 November, the BIU Community of Practice hosted a panel discussion for senior public servants.
BIU met with Professor Dan Ariely during his recent visit to Sydney. Professor Ariely’s research interests intersect with BIU, particularly in the areas of health, finance and morality.
I travelled with our Executive Director for the FACS and Innovation Branch to New York City to attend the Behavioural Science and Policy Association (BSPA) conference on 19 September 2017.
A BIU trial about flexible work was recently featured in the Harvard Business Review.
The 2017 Premier’s Awards included twelve categories to showcase achievements and progress towards the NSW Premier’s priorities.