A number of top executives from the nation’s business, unions and research community have been appointed to the Australian Government’s Services Leaders Group, with the mandate to provide expert advice on enhancing the international competitiveness of Australia’s services sector.

International recruitment specialist Hays has released the top ‘hot jobs’ for the second quarter of 2013, finding that insurance professionals, childcare staff and energy workers are among some of the most in demand skill sets.

The Queensland Government has announced new industrial relations laws which it says will introduce much needed transparency for the sector.

As an employer or HR manager, it’s a sad, but often inevitable, fact that an employee will hand in their resignations over course of your career.

As an employer it can sometimes be difficult to appeal to as broader range of potential employees as possible; understanding just what people want in a job can be difficult and, at times, down right bewildering.

Australians now have a memorial to pay tribute to those killed by workplace accidents or diseases, after the Federal Government officially unveiled the National Workers Memorial in Canberra earlier this week.

The social impacts of the emergent phenomenon of fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) work is set to be put under the research microscope after the University of Queensland announced a research initiative into the practice.

Master Builders Australia has come out swinging at the Federal Government’s renewed campaign against apparent abuses of 457 working visas.

The Productivity Commission has tracked the ever-changing nature of the Australian workforce, publishing a report into the different arrangements of employment over the 2001-11 period.

Browsing over 40,000 job vacancies is only just a swipe and a click away after the Federal Government officially naunched its new JobSearch mobile phone app for Android and Apple devices.

The New South Wales Government has released its official response to the Inquiry Into Construction Industry Insolvency.

The number of people working as independent contractors in Australia decreased over the last two years, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

Despite a steady stream of media reports to the contrary, ICT remains a predominately in-house affair, according to Ovum’s recent survey of the nation’s leading Chief Information Officers.

The Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) has announced it has joined forces with the Victorian Government in calling for employers to vaccinate their staff against this year’s strain of influenza.

The Fair Work Commission and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which formalises the ‘strong and longstanding relationship’ between the two bodies.

The number of placed job advertisements has fallen 1.5 per cent in March, following a 3 per cent rally in February, according to ANZ’s latest job advertising data.

The South Australian Government will commit $119 million to ensure that the state’s community sector workers receive their pay rise announced under last year’s Fair Work Australia wage decision for low-paid workers.

The pay disparity between recent male and female graduates is persisting, with female graduates earning on average five per cent less than comparable male graduates according to new research.

The Federal Government has released its first issues paper on Australia’s employment services system reform beyond June 2015.

National mental health advocate beyondblue and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have signed a new partnership aimed at making the country’s workplaces more mental health friendly.

Office disputes should be dealt with in the old fashioned way, through conversation rather than always moving to involve HR, according to global employment specialist Hays.

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