Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - March, 2013
Last week, the University of Queensland’s Dr Venerina Johnson discussed the importance of the supervisor’s role in achieving a successful return to work, this week its time to examine what suite of strategies supervisors and employers can use to achieve a positive stay at, or prompt return to work.
Brutal cutbacks in spending in the engineering industry has seen the sector plummet to post-GFC conditions, according to consultancy industry specialist Consult Australia.
A large proportion of the nation’s freshly graduated workers are employed in roles well below their level of education, leading to a significant shortfall in earning according to new research from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and John Curtin University.
More than half of the Australian workforce are open to the idea of working on a temporary basis, according to a new survey conducted by employment specialists Hays.
The Federal Government has provided further details of reforms it expects to make to the Fair Work Act in a bid to provide stability and certainty to the nation’s employers.
Most of the country’s top 200 companies have developed an effective gender diversity policy, or plain to implement one in the near future, according to a recent report released by the ASX.
Australia needs to adapt to a change global labour market, where work can be moved around the globe at the stroke of a pen and restructuring is increasingly becoming a regular occurrence, according to the Australian Workplace Productivity Agency (AWPA).
Male based work cultures, lack of clear career progression opportunities and workplace bullying are key challenges faced by at least half of the female ICT workforce in the Asia Pacific area, according to a new survey conducted by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Companies have to go beyond the one-size-fits-all model of developing ‘family friendly’ workplaces if they are going to tap into the increasingly large female worker pool.
More than 3.3 million Australians are now covered under enterprise agreements in the Federal workplace relations system, according to a report released by the Federal Government.
The Federal Government has announced it wills tump up $1.2 billion to pay for increases for the nation’s 350,000 aged care workers under the Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms.
Some of Tasmania’s lowest paid workers have been assured of their wage increases after the Tasmanian Government announced it will commit a further $7.04 million to cover the initiative.
The New South Wales Government has announced a suite of reforms of the State’s public sector and middle management in a bid to ‘better focus government resources on the frontline’.
WorkSafe Victoria has launched a new campaign aimed at helping injured workers get back to work following the release of statistics that show that the longer injured workers are off work, the more psychiatric and physiological help they need.
The Queensland Government has announced it is seeking industry feedback on guidelines for the building and construction code of practice in a bid to prevent unnecessary time delays and cost blow-outs on major infrastructure projects.