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This year’s conference by Thomson Reuters news service Workforce will be expanded to cover a range of topics, including how structural changes to the economy are impacting workplace issues, new regulations impacting employment matters, and diversity and flexibility at work. Thomson Reuters’ want you to have your say on its plans for the National Workforce ...more
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) has released its 2013 National Workforce Development Strategy. It says Australia’s workforce will grow by 3.5 million people by 2025, with better skills and productivity key factors in maintaining economic growth. The strategy relies on modelling based on several factors, including “labour force, industrial and workplace trends”. It ...more
Those looking to offshore jobs need to know labour disputes in BRICS countries such as China, India and Indonesia are “more confrontational, spontaneous and violent”, two management academics have warned. Professor Fang Lee Cooke from Monash University’s department of management and Associate Professor Peter McGraw from Macquarie University’s department of marketing and management have presented ...more
Financial institutions are facing near total decimation of their workforces unless they improve working conditions, banking and financial services recruitment firm Profusion Group CEO Rod Jones told HRR. Jones said a survey of 3000 banking sector employees found a staggering 92% were looking for other opportunities within the sector, while 78% said they would move out ...more
A redefining of “merit” is needed for Australian organisations to combat gender inequality and meet gender equity targets, senior female business leaders have told HRR. Diversity Council of Australia CEO Nareen Young said “as soon as you change the definition of merit, you’ll see diversity targets being met”. She cited Westpac’s public commitment to having ...more
A global study of more 44,000 employees has revealed the myths about Gen Y employee motivations are little more than rhetoric. HR and social media consultants have been telling businesses to develop engagement strategies targeting younger workers (HRR528). However, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ NextGen: A global generational study of 44,000 employees across 18 countries confirmed and dispelled rumours about what ...more