The benefits of GEN include:
- ‘single sign-on’ access (no need to re-enter passwords) to an increasing number of applications through the NSW Identity Hub
- option for agencies to adopt single sign-on to their own applications
- 'People Search,’ an online corporate directory that lets you find, contact and connect with colleagues from across the sector
- Email Broadcast, enables communication with employees within and across agencies, including sending targeted emails, surveys, newsletters and information to select audiences across the NSW government sector
- potential for a sector wide email address – @nsw.gov.au – retained when you move between agencies
- ability for agencies to undertake longitudinal workforce analysis of employee mobility as well as improve evidence-based workforce management policy development
- potential for work-related chat rooms and communities of interest.