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Media Release: New campaign to end sexual harassment at work

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National violence prevention organisation Our Watch is launching a new campaign to support business leaders to take action to prevent sexual harassment. The Commonwealth Government funded Lead the Change campaign aims to support workplaces to meet new regulations that require employers to actively take steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. New data released … Continued

A SURGE IN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

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The survey by leading software research site Capterra covers insights from 500 employees across different industries in Australia.    Analyst at Capterra, Laura Burgess, said: “The survey shows that we’ve entered a global and interconnected economy, noting the potential challenges and opportunities this type of work environment can deliver. Organisations are encouraged to continue efforts … Continued

Most Coalition voters back right to disconnect

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Media release | Thursday, 14 March 2024 Two-thirds of Coalition voters back newly legislated protections for employees’ right to disconnect from emails and calls outside of work, new research from the Australia Institute shows. It comes as the federal opposition pushes amendments to the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2024 – subject to a Senate inquiry … Continued

Blood-based marker developed to identify sleep deprivation

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A blood test that can accurately detect when someone has not slept for 24 hours has been developed by a Monash University-led team.   This level of sleep deprivation increases the risk of serious injury or fatality in safety critical situations.   Published in Science Advances, the biomarker used a combination of markers found in … Continued

Employers encouraged to embrace a modern diverse workforce

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Navigating the job market can sometimes be a challenge for those with diverse backgrounds or experiences, whether that’s being born in a country outside of Australia or living with a disability or long-term health condition. atWork Australia recognises the importance of empowering all individuals to find secure and fulfilling work and encourages employers to build … Continued

New insights into Australia’s productivity problem

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A new report from the Productivity Commission shows that labour productivity fell sharply in 2022-23, as a record-breaking increase in hours worked failed to generate a similar increase in economic output. The Annual productivity bulletin 2024 provides the most complete picture to-date of the drivers of Australia’s productivity decline over 2022-23. “We now have a … Continued

Expert sources & articles available: The future of work

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What does the future of work look like? Before 2020, work from home, Zoom meetings, the four-day week, flexibility and remote working and AI were not topics we discussed much. But COVID changed everything. Now, workers and employers are scrambling to adapt and work out the best solutions. 360info has commissioned academic experts to write … Continued

atWork Australia supports young people facing mental health challenges to secure meaningful employment

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Navigating the employment landscape can be challenging for many people, particularly young people. atWork Australia is now shedding light on the pressing issue of youth unemployment, specifically among those who are experiencing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, which can add another layer of difficulty to their job search.   A recent report from … Continued