- Contract work a choice, not a last resort
New research has revealed that contingent work is considered a positive alternative to permanent work for many Australian employees, who are attracted by the flexibility and variety of work, feel well-treated by employers, understand their rights and are happy doing it.
- The enemy of engagement
New research has revealed that employee frustration is the ‘silent killer’ of workplace productivity, and industry consultants have said tackling the issue will be the key battleground in the war on talent.
- Crowds are Australia’s future
A new trend is taking corporate Australia by storm, and is tipped to become a central problem-solving strategy in the future of business and society.
- Confronting film shown to senior leaders
Senior leaders and elite business men and women were confronted by the highly acclaimed US documentary and feature film, MissRepresentation, which premiered at Sydney University yesterday.
- Employment dip forecasted by senior economists
Leading Australian economists have forecasted the unemployment rate will rise to 5.25 (up from 5.2% in October), reflecting the uncertainty felt about the world economy by Australian employers.
- Untaken leave a burden for all
The latest government figures have revealed that Australian workers have amassed 129 million days of annual leave, worth $40bn in wages – a timely reminder for employers to encourage employees to redeem their accumulated annual leave.