A working plan aims to reduce barriers for women in the workplace by providing opportunities to assume leadership positions and improve earning power.
The large amount of money recovered is testament to efforts to create a culture of accountability and compliance, says the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Dubbed “The Gift”, this initiative aims to revolutionise work practices, boost productivity, and prioritise employee wellbeing.
A new initiative looks to help employers better support employees who also have caregiving responsibilities alongside their paid jobs.
Start-up founders with distinct personalities are more likely to succeed, and diverse founding teams further increase the odds.
With effect from January 2024, the National Skills Agreement will channel A$12.6 billion to expand access to quality training.
Toxic workplace relationships are pervasive in Australia, with more employees reporting experiencing bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
While top organisations have been successful in reducing pay gaps, disparities remain in the mining, retail, and professional sectors.
One of the key objectives of the new initiative is to promote lifelong learning amongst employees in Australia amongst a skill shortage.
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) aims to attract and retain the best talent by improving its employee benefits programme.
Organisations who may be or considering monitoring remote employees are inciting debate about the ethics and legality of doing so.
The CEO of Gurner Group made controversial claims that for productivity to increase in Australia, half the working population should be made redundant.
Legislation to criminalise “wage theft” while promoting labour rights in Australia has not been met by universal approval.
The country’s gig economy faces a seismic shift as new legislation could reshape conditions and rights for “employee-like workers”.
The Australian government is looking to protect employees from the effects of AI, including requiring employers to retrain and upskill them.
In contrast to older generations of employees, Gen Z is leading in demand for regular workplace feedback in Australia.
Her unfair dismissal application was rejected by Australia’s workplace tribunal, which supported a misconduct charge by her employer.
Small organisations’ employees now have the access to the same rights as employees working for large or medium organisations.
Younger employees in particular in Australia are more eager to travel the world while still working for their current employers.
Organisational culture remains the biggest factor in raising financial performance and engaging employees within the workplace.
Despite an increasing number of employees returning to the office, they also recognise the benefits of working from home.
Affected employees need help in transitioning to new job opportunities and adapting to a new industry landscape, says an Australian non-profit.
While job employment in Australia continues to defy expectation, the Reserve Bank of Australia is expecting moderate growth for the rest of 2023.
Employers are urged to review workplace policies and consider accommodation and alternative arrangements to ensure compliance.
Sleep disorders can negatively affect employees’ productivity by up to 40%, which amounts to around four weeks of work time.
The argument was made in response to a proposal by former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett to reduce the salaries of public employees who work from home.
Changes to casual work risk exclude individuals with regular work patterns, reducing flexibility and pay for university students, retirees, and others.
Australia’s disabled community and their needs will be put forth in a new employment service framework that seeks to help them get hired.
Successful trials in Australia and New Zealand have demonstrated benefits to health, lifestyle, and work behaviour, said a RMIT professor.
A new study by the University of Sydney has shown that a five-minute break may be all it takes to get employees recharged for peak performance.