- Most workplace bullying claims dubious at best
The number of workers claiming to have been bullied has skyrocketed, with complaints to WorkSafe Victoria more than doubling to 6,000 in the past year.
- Jobs growth highest in healthcare sector
More jobs were created in the health and aged care sector than the mining industry in the year to May, according to employment figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
- Safety is top concern
Occupational health, safety (OHS) professionals have cited safety as the number issue facing Australian organisations as they head into 2011.
- Redundancy safety net to expand
Financial protection for employees of bankrupt companies has been increased to the dismay of business groups.
- NSW Government gives extra festive day off
The NSW Government has guaranteed it a public holiday when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend in a bid to improve work-life balance.
- Google pay hike is ‘short sighted’
Google’s announcement that it is to award a 10 per cent pay rise for its entire global workforce has been criticised for being a “short-term tactic that won’t prevent the Facebook brain-drain” by a leading reward expert.