- Facebook firings: check your social media policies before it’s too late
The increasing number of complaints brought before Fair Work Australia (FWA) has put increased pressure on employers to get their social media policies in order – and to continually update the procedures to stay aligned with current case law.
- Mature-age workers bowing out early
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have shown that while the unemployment rate has been maintained at 5.3%, labour force participation has decreased by 0.3% – more people are simply giving up or bowing out of the labour market.
- Bosses: battle of the sexes
A recent survey has shown fewer workers than ever before care whether their boss is male or female, but among those that do have a preference male bosses get the vote.
- The return to work process: Much needed research on the way
New research is being conducted into the skills and behaviours needed by supervisors to help workers return to work after injury or illness.
- How to prepare for the 2020 workplace
Karie Willyerd writes that organisational leaders need to be acting today if they wish to engage and communicate effectively with the workers of tomorrow. She provides five tips for doing so.
- Number of 457 visas increased by 50%+
As companies struggle to get ahead of the skills shortage, the federal government has increased the number of skilled migrant visas – the 457 visa – available and many businesses are beginning to take advantage of the visa program.