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Aussie workforce: Economically successful, but not so productive

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HC Online | 29 Oct 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Two new reports indicate that while Australia might be making headlines for our economically viable workforce, we aren’t exactly setting the world on fire productivity wise.
  • Anonymous | 29 Oct 2013, 03:56 PM Agree 0
    I believe the reason Australian companies don't employ as many older workers is due to the WHS rules and workers comp.
    Unfortunately as we age, we naturally will become more susceptible to injuries or could aggravate an injury that already existed prior to employment.
    I would say it's accurate (and a reasonable assumption) that companies want to minimise those risks and financial complications.
  • Anne Sayles | 29 Oct 2013, 05:27 PM Agree 0
    Would disagree with the above comment. Having worked in HR and Workers Compensation for many years, I find the older worker is more reliable and very much less likely to make a claim because they have ethics. All of the difficult claims I have had are in relation to workers between 25 and 40.
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