Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - October, 2012
The Federal Government has hailed the passage of legislation through Parliament that locks in equal pay increases for 150,000 social and community services (SACS) workers.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released new data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, showing that Australia’s total labour force of people aged 15 years and over consisted of 10,658,458 people as of August last year.
Federal Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator Eric Abetz, has blasted the revised National Code on Bullying, saying it “takes the nanny state to the extreme”.
Information technology employees are increasingly demanding industry certificate training to help them secure their career progression, according to a new report released by recruitment firm, Ambition.
Sexual harassment rates in the workplace have reached an all time high, with progress in combating it stalling, according to a new report released by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).
Workplace Health and Safety specialists are enjoying a spike in labour demand, especially in the construction sector, according to international recruitment specialist Hays.
Despite dropping levels of smoking and dangerous drinking, Australians are increasingly more likely to be obese according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Fair Work Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman and Fair Work Building and Construction have formalised their commitment to national productivity with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the issue.
Australians who complete postgraduate degrees can expect to earn double, or $3.2 million, over their working lives compared to people with a Year 11 level qualification, who can expect to earn $1.7 million, according to the latest AMP .NATSEM report.
Integrating social media and mobile devices with human resources delivery is one of the emerging trends in the global HR sector, according to the latest findings from professional services firm Deloitte.
The South Australian Government has welcomed the breaking of the political deadlock that will allow for the progression of the nationally harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation.
New research released by the University of Melbourne has breathed life into the old saying “fake it until you make it”, suggesting that self-confidence is a key determinant of workplace success.
Compensated injury fatalities are continuing to decrease, but more must be done to ensure the nation’s workplaces are the safest they can possibly be, according to a new report released by Safe Work Australia.
The Federal Government has announced it will provide $12 million over four years for the establishment of a new Centre for Workplace Leadership, which it says will encourage the flourishing of higher performing, innovative workplaces in the country.
The Tasmanian Government is calling for applications from public and private training organisations for a ‘major skills program’ aimed at reducing the skills shortage and increasing the state’s productivity.
The Federal Government has introduced amendments to the Fair Work Act in a bid to protect the entitlements of tens of thousands of Queensland public servants it says are threatened.