Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - September, 2012
Casual workers are significantly more likely to experience financial stress, struggle to save and experience difficulty renting or purchasing a property according to a new report released by ME Bank.
NSW announces free legal service for injury dispute
The New South Wales Government has announced the establishment of a new legal service that will provide a free and independent process to resolve disputes between injured workers and insurers.
NSW rolls out return to work changes
The New South Wales Government has rolled out new measures aimed at improving return to work outcomes for workers and employers following reforms to the State’s Workers Compensation Scheme.
Work-life balance worsening finds report
The University of South Australia has published the 2012 edition of the annual Australian and Life Index, concluding that work-life balance for most Australians have not improved over the past five years.
Government moves on engineering shortage
The Federal Government has announced its intentions to extend the 476 visa program to increase the number of overseas engineering graduates eligible to work in Australia by an estimated 900 per cent.
Baby boomer obesity a looming crisis
An urgent rethink about on strategies to reduce obesity in the baby boomer generation is urgently needed, according to a new report released by the University of Adelaide.
Cash in hand rort spreading
A survey of over 1,000 workers has found that one-in-four young workers are being paid cash in hand, leaving them unable to access their legal entitlements such as penalty rates, sick leave, superannuation and other conditions.
Government moves to protect public servant entitlements
The Federal Government is urgently seeking to make an amendment to the Fair Work Act in a bid to protect the entitlements of thousands of redundant public servants.
Government to cut employment service red tape
The Federal Government has announced it will move to cut the administrative burden for employment service providers.
Mature age worker survey released
The Federal Government has released the findings of the country’s first survey of the employment barriers faced by mature-age workers.
Queensland opens funding to break glass ceiling
The Queensland Government’s Supporting Women Scholarships are now open for women wanting to study in male dominated fields.
Scholarships for board ready women open
The Federal Government is inviting Australia’s ‘board ready’ women to apply for Commonwealth backed scholarships aimed at increasing the number of women in the nation’s boardrooms.
Social media policy can make or break recruitment
Employer’s approach to social media access at work is increasingly impacting on whether or not a candidate will accept a job, according to recent findings by global recruitment specialist Hays.
Study shows benefits of organisational agility
Agility is a crucial trait in successful businesses and governmental departments, according to a new study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Monash University.
Tasmania to bolster anti-bullying laws
The Tasmanian Government has outlined amendments that seek to strengthen the Anti-Discrimination Act in a bid to further protect victims of bullying.
Government sticks by penalty rates
The Federal Government has reaffirmed it’s ‘unequivocal support’ for penalty rates in modern awards, specifically over weekends and public holidays.
Government to cover axed Queensland workers
The Federal Government has rolled out an immediate and ‘target’ support for axed Queensland public servants after the State Government’s decision to cut 14,000 public sector jobs.
Social media dominates job hunting
More and more job seekers are becoming reliant on social media to hunt for their next position, meaning that employers must look for ways to integrate the advancing technology into their talent sourcing, according to the latest report released by recruitment specialist Hays.
South Australian workplaces get clean bill of mental health
Workers in South Australia are currently enjoying one of the best psychological health conditions in the world, according to new research conducted by the University of South Australia.
Australian graduates enjoy world-class salaries
A report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that Australian graduates are enjoying some of the world’s most attractive pay packages.
Full membership of Positive Ageing panel announced
The Federal Government has announced the full membership of the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing, enlisting a range of eminent Australians with strong experience in issues facing seniors.