Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - January, 2013
The finalists of the 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards have been announced, with Chief Executive of Safe Work Australia, Rex Hoy, commending the outstanding list of finalists.
Innovation key to growth finds survey
Innovation is increasingly considered a key to growing profits, according to a new global survey of Millennials.
Pay equity rolls out
The Federal Government has announced employers have started receiving the Commonwealth’s share of social and community sector workers’ pay rises from the $2.8 billion Pay Equity Special Account.
Unemployment up to 5.4 per cent
Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.1 per cent to finish at 5.4 per cent in the December quarter of 2012.
ABS report outlines employee earnings and hours
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a report showing that in May 2012, one in ten full-time employees earned $2,364 or more per week. It was also found that one in ten full-time employees earned $738 or less per week.
Bonus for employers of mature age workers
Businesses that hire a mature aged worker can receive a $1000 bonus from the Australian Government as part of a package of initiatives to increase mature age participation in the workforce.
Health and safety leadership paper released
The Promoting effective health and safety leadership – Australian Strategy Topic Paper has been released by Safe Work Australia with the stated purpose “to describe how the due diligence duties of officers under the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation support the leadership that contributes to an improved organisational culture.”