The four-day workweek has been advocated by some organisations, as a platform that can boost a better work-life balance.
The upcoming Labour Party summit will discuss these topics, potentially paving the way for reforms such as wage theft legislation.
Some 1.3 million people changed jobs during the second year of the pandemic, an increase of 300,000 year-on-year.
The unemployment rate for males declined by 0.2 percentage points to 4%, its lowest level since October 2008.
The gap between inflation and workers’ pay rises meant workers were on track to be A$4,000 worse off on average this year in real terms.
The Australian Industry Group has urged the Fair Work Commission to adopt a “cautious approach in adjusting wages”.
To mitigate the effects of rapidly rising inflation, a major Australian union is calling for the minimum wage to be increased by 5.5%.
These include gender pay equity, improved career options, improved parental leave, and elimination of sexual harassment.
Of firms which experienced an increase in cost, some 21% stated that costs had increased to “a great extent, said the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
In a recent episode of HRM TV, Nela Richardson, ADP’s Chief Economist, shared key workforce trends from countries in the APAC region.
New South Wales is removing most of its vaccination mandates next month, although Victoria has not announced an end to its vaccination mandates.
Such an agreement offers employers flexibility with the circumstances of their workers, covering conditions like pay, for instance.
The jobless rate in the country was 4.0% in March, one of the lowest readings since 1974, and is expected to drop further.
A$44 million (US$32.5 million) is being invested in four new artificial intelligence and digital capability centres to stimulate growth and employment.
The government of Australia's Victoria state has called for at least 10 days of paid family violence leave to be offered to all government workers.
There were 423,000 job vacancies in February this year, up from the about 200,000 in the same month two years ago.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is pushing for the minimum wage rate to increase to A$21.35 an hour, up from A$20.33 an hour.
The Technology Investment Boost helps smaller companies embrace the digital revolution by providing tax deductions on tech related expenses.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has promised that the federal budget will lead to an increase in real wages in the coming financial year.
Some 69% of workers surveyed highlighted that they were worried about the increased risks caused by COVID-19.
Less than a third of respondents of a recent survey said their company is proactively preventing racial discrimination in the workplace.
Recruitment activity was highest in Western Australia (59%) and Victoria (58%), revealed a report by the National Skills Commission.
77,400 jobs in February, with full-time jobs rising by over 4,000 a day, bringing total roles added in the month to 121,900.
Victoria will be the first state in Australia to push out a trial to grant five days of paid sick and carer’s leave annually to casual workers.
In her new role, she will be responsible for defining and leading ADP’s business strategy in Australia and New Zealand.
A record 850,000 Australians were working multiple jobs in the last quarter of 2021, an increase of almost 100,000 quarter-on-quarter.
Four of the top 10 skills come from the skills family of ‘computers and electronics’, highlighted the National Skills Commission.
A baby bonus superannuation payment can reduce the gap between the retirement savings of men and women who go on maternity leave.
About 94% of trade apprentice graduates were employed after training in 2021, up 2.5 percentage points from 2019.
The full-time wage gap between male and female workers amounted to A$255 per week, marking the second lowest national pay gap in the last 20 years.