The Women of Colour Executive Leadership Programme is launched to help diverse women advance their careers.
Employees affected by domestic violence and family violence will be able to take time off without losing their jobs.
With the interchangeable holiday policy, employees at Unilever are free to exchange a public holiday for another day that is more significant to them.
Vacancies remain at historically high levels in Australia, indicating strong employment and a healthy labour market.
People with disabilities will benefit from the programme as it explores innovative approaches to drive change in the workplace.
Digital transformation and cybersecurity are also among organisation’s top priorities, a KPMG Australia survey has found.
The Australian government believes more efforts can be made to encourage workplace giving and make it a key component of national philanthropic goals.
Most employees still work two days a week or more from home, the Melbourne CBD Return to Office Survey for December found.
The creation of Jobs and Skills Councils reinforces Australia’s commitment to tripartite leadership, uniting stakeholders to address workforce challenges.
The factors that weigh on unfair compensation include discrimination, bias in hiring, and having more men in senior management roles.
Health, meaningful employment, a decent income, and an adequate level of wealth are factors to enable individuals to participate and contribute to society.
Employers must do more to eradicate workplace harassment in their organisations, said the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Employees in the country are convinced about the benefits of a shortened workweek and employers are ready to oblige.
When introduced, the new legislation will allow employees from across different workplaces to collectively negotiate pay rises.
Offering flexibility at work is helping drive gender equality in Australia’s workplaces, says the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
In line with the current challenge of attracting and retaining the best talent, employers should consider strategies that address employees’ current needs.
Employees in Australia are clocking six weeks of unpaid overtime hours each year and are finding it hard to disconnect from work.
A number of unions are gearing up to campaign for both menstrual and menopause leave for female employees.
A newly tabled convention includes legislation that mandates employers to maintain workplace policies against harassment and violence.
Multi-employer bargaining, as outlined in a new bill, allows employees from different workplaces to collectively negotiate pay rises.
Employers can offer the flexibility to work part-time hours as a means to increase female workforce participation.
If approved and implemented, new tax rules will potentially see lower tax reductions for employees working from home.
For the next 12 months, employees will have the flexibility to choose which day or set of hours is most suitable for them to take off.
Such clauses have traditionally been used to stop co-workers from comparing their wage package and pushing for pay hikes.
As part of the new legislation, flexible work will be made more accessible to employees who are parents or care givers, among others.
Employee experience and overall business processes are changing as employees embrace remote work post-pandemic.
From July 2023, parents hoping to qualify for the extended parental pay scheme will be assessed on their combined income.
The new legislation is intended to support low-paid employees, particularly women, in negotiating better pay packages and working conditions.
To better protect employees’ mental health and wellbeing, the Senator committee is advocating for new protections for flexible work.
The paid parental leave scheme (PPL) will increase by two weeks every year from 1 July 2024 until it hits the full 26 weeks in July 2026.