- Redundancies: FWA decision creates even more risk
In a potentially far-reaching decision, Fair Work Australia (FWA) has found that the redundancy of a senior manager was not genuine because the employer failed to offer the chance of redeployment to a lower position within the organisation.
- Racism rife in Aussie workplaces
A new survey of Australian IT and Finance workers has revealed that a majority of employees feel racist attitudes remain prevalent in the workplace, and continue to play a role in hiring decisions.
- Workers stay put, but not out of loyalty
Australian employees are staying in their current jobs in what’s become the lowest level of mobility seen in the past year and a half – but employers are warned it’s largely due to low confidence, not high engagement.
- Redundancy, survivor guilt and its long-term effects on your organisation
Companies often focus only on those who are retrenched with little or no attention paid to those left behind. However, as Dr Hilary Armstrong writes, research shows that survivors of retrenchments and restructures can exhibit behaviours that result in reduced productivity, low engagement and absenteeism.
- 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.