- ‘Working poor’ sub-class set to rise as job quality declines
As Australia’s manufacturing sector contracts, a growing number of people are joining the ranks of the working poor with jobs that are low paid, unskilled, insecure and offer few career prospects, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School.
- Recognising mutual trust and confidence in employment relationships
A recent Federal Court decision means that Australian employers will have to be careful about breaching the implied terms of mutual trust and confidence in their employment relationships.
- Employers failing to future-proof employee skills – but is HR to blame?
A new survey has revealed more than a third of HR leaders believe their workforce is ill-prepared for the skills the work environment demands, leaving some to question if HR has dropped the ball when it comes to L&D activities.
- HC magazine launches on iPad
Australia's industry-leading HR magazine Human Capital is now available on iPad.
- LAFHA legislation passed
After 10 months, two rounds of submissions, a House of Representatives Standing Committee and a false start, the controversial reforms to the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) legislation is now awaiting Royal Assent with a commencement date of 1 October 2012.
- Myths about workplace bullying addressed
The same prominent workplace lawyer who last week slammed the ‘failure’ of Australia’s legislation around bullying in the workplace, has produced a list of myths around the same subject.