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Australia’s unemployment rate is creeping up but the real danger is underemployment

Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.9 per cent in September, however Australians should be focusing on another more troubling labour statistic.

Atlassian study reveals the impact of working remotely

The results of an Atlassian study examining how working remotely has impacted knowledge workers during the COVID-19 pandemic provides valuable insights into...

JobMaker Hiring Credit: Up to $200 a week to create jobs for young jobseekers

The Government has unveiled the JobMaker Hiring Credit to incentivise businesses to hire young job seekers over the next 12 months.

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

IR flexibility: Should the COVID-19 changes become permanent?

Industrial relations changes have been critical in helping small business employers keep their doors open and staff on their payroll throughout the pandemic. The flexibilities...

Fair Work Commission releases draft flexible working clauses

Employers breathe a sigh of relief as the Fair Work Commission releases draft flexibility clauses that help employers and employees discuss flexible working arrangements...

Why are cloud-based companies faring better in COVID-19?

Recent data from Telsyte has shown that nearly half (45 per cent) of Australian organisations are looking to increase cloud infrastructure spending in 2020,...

Should I ask my employees to return to the workplace?

Many businesses are unsure about whether they should ask employees to return to the workplace. We’ve taken a look at the different approaches that...

High Court clarifies the correct method for calculating leave

Personal/carer’s leave must now be ‘calculated by reference to an employee’s ordinary hours of work’, reverting to the method of calculation prior to August...

Urban planner calls for more self-contained, walkable neighbourhoods post-covid

New research shows that 3 in 4 working Aussies are enjoying not having to commute to work since the covid-19 outbreak disrupted normal office...

Ageism in the workplace starts as early as 45yrs old

About 20% of Australian mature workers - aged 55 years and over - say that they have difficulties finding work or securing sufficient hours....

Flexibility, safety and reskilling: learnings from COVID 

Workplace safety will become as important to a 2020s office as it is to an outdoor worksite or the mine, while flexible work is...

Four skills you’ll need to survive in a post-pandemic professional world

Working in the white-collar sphere calls for a selection of soft and hard skills but the coronavirus crisis will force us to acquire some...

Australia not ranked in Top 10 countries for ‘most inclusive workplaces’

To encourage businesses to take a stand against discrimination and push for a progressive future, Global Workplace Providers Instant Offices have gathered and analysed data...

Workforce management expert calls for rethink on 9 to 5 working week

The CEO of a national workforce management company is calling on Australian employers to rethink the need for their people to be sitting in...

Employees must legally return from JobKeeper

The JobKeeper scheme has confused many employers and business owners since it was introduced, and now the confusion centres around asking employees to return to...

The daily commute may change for good

The world, as well as commuter’s attitudes towards transport, have changed dramatically since COVID-19 shut down our cities. Mass transit and rideshare services have...

The world of work post-pandemic

David Piggot talks us through his opinion of the new world of work - in terms of working from home, flexibility and technology -...

Half of Aussies don’t feel comfortable returning to the workplace

More than half of Australians (52%) feel uncomfortable about returning to the workplace right now, with the vast majority (93%) of people saying it...