Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - June, 2013
The Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital has cited improved efficiency as its reasoning behind a round of job cuts.
Visa reforms not welcomed by industry
Amendments to the Fair Work Act and Migration Act have passed Parliament and will now come into place.
New office improves FIFO access to Pilbara
A major mining company is making it easier for workers to fly-in and fly-out from operations in WA.
NSW joblessness blamed on the carbon tax
A New South Wales Minister is blaming the carbon tax for unemployment rates, after Illawarra topped the unemployment figures this year.
Online source to untangle the web of Fair Work amendments
The Fair Work Act has undergone a number of amendments this year, including amendments to the Fair Work Amendment Act.
Unemployment rates down in regional areas
New statistics released this week show strong employment figures in regional Victoria.
Watching The Glass Ceiling Disappear
A “Glass Ceiling” is described as “the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.” But now the walls will be transparent, too, so Australians can witness how workplaces are integrating women into upper management.
IBM Loses Jobs In Oz
Asia and New Zealand will benefit as IBM slashes 1,500 jobs from Australia as part of a global restructuring plan announced earlier this year.
Holden Asks Workers To Shoulder Burden
Holden says it cannot continue to produce cars in Australia unless workers at the Adelaide assembly plant take a pay cu
Judicial job cuts hit NSW courts
The newly released NSW State Budget holds some dire news for workers in the judicial system, with word up to 100 jobs will be cut from the Attorney-General’s Department.
NSW and Victoria team up for job site safety
WorkCover NSW and WorkSafe Victoria have begun a joint safety project. They’re working with local construction businesses to raise safety standards on either side of the border.
Unemployment eases to 5.5 per cent
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was estimated at 5.5 per cent in May, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Unemployment rates steady in OECD
Unemployment rates in OECD countries have remained largely unchanged at 8 per cent, according to the latest figures released by the international organisation.
Business conditions muddle along
The nation’s business conditions have remained largely unchanged, with mediocre confidence continuing to plague the business community according to NAB’s monthly business survey.
Free back to work workshops
The Federal Government has announced the latest series of job workshops for sacked Queensland public servants, with the first one kicking off in Brisbane before heading north.
Queensland defines worker
The Queensland Government has passed new legislation through State Parliament that changes the definition of a worker for workers’ compensation purposes.
Speak up urges Victorian Government
The Victorian Government has unveiled a new campaign aimed at getting younger employees to speak up if they’re unsure about the safety of their workplace.
Confidence won't mean salary boosts finds Hays
Despite 40 per cent of businesses expressing confidence in the economy over the next year, and 68 per cent predicting increased business activity, employees shouldn’t expect to see a little extra something in their pay packets according to international recruitment specialists Hays.
Data shows spike in 457 visas
The federal Government has released new data which it says shows a spike in the numbers of of overseas workings coming to Australia on the 457 visa program.
Real men watch out for their mental health
National mental health organisation, beyondblue, has launched a new campaign aimed at creating a culture of mental health awareness with the Australian male cohort.
The work email creep
Almost half of those who can check their email outside of work hours frequently do, according to the latest research coming out of the University of South Australia.