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As a leading global HR services provider, we play a pivotal role in shaping the world of work. The world of work section is a source of latest information relating to global employment, recruitment trends in specific sectors, trends in the labor market worldwide and labor market legislation.

South Africa predicted to increase remote working

South Africa predicted to increase remote working
Workers in South Africa are set to spend less time in the office in future and more time working remotely over the internet. Therefore, to appeal to a younger workforce, remote working is an option that employers may want to consider.A recent report ...
Posted: 07 February 2014 15:41:15
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Teleworkers must consider health and safety compliance

Teleworkers must consider health and safety compliance
Businesses that allow teleworking in Australia must consider whether or not this allows them to continue to comply with health and safety legislation.Teleworking has been growing in popularity among employees in Australia and their businesses alike ...
Posted: 04 February 2014 12:13:59
Filed under: Labor market legislation, Rest of the world
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Why businesses turn to globalization

Why businesses turn to globalization
As the world is becoming increasingly more interconnected, many businesses are trying to build a presence across the globe in a bid to stay ahead of their competitors and increase their growth.Globalization is a rising trend among businesses and, ...
Posted: 24 January 2014 16:55:29
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South Australia launches plan to boost jobs and business

South Australia launches plan to boost jobs and business
The government of South Australia has proposed a series of programs to boost employment and protect businesses over the next four years.To fund the 14 programs that have been put forward, the state has budgeted $60 million but is seeking a further ...
Posted: 22 January 2014 13:13:32
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Businesses concerned about talent gaps

Businesses concerned about talent gaps
Companies in Australia and New Zealand are concerned about the amount of employees who have the potential to bring in innovation and move up the ranks.According to the latest World of Work survey from Randstad, 61 per cent of firms are concerned ...
Posted: 21 January 2014 14:50:58
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Australian businesses create more open workplaces

Australian businesses create more open workplaces
Australian businesses are looking to create more open workplaces in a bid to boost employee engagement and productivity.With many Australians returning to work at the start of January, following the Christmas holidays, some experts have suggested ...
Posted: 20 January 2014 12:58:19
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Australians struggle to gain work-life balance

Australians struggle to gain work-life balance
Employees in Australia are struggling to get a good balance between work and life compared to a number of other countries in the world.On the Better Life Index from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Australia was ...
Posted: 14 January 2014 14:01:58
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Australian employers must ask workers before changing hours

Australian employers must ask workers before changing hours
Employers in Australia are now legally obliged to consult their employees before they can make amendments to their regular working hours or rosters.Under a set of new regulations within the Fair Work Act, consultation terms within the awards and ...
Posted: 07 January 2014 14:30:51
Filed under: Labor market legislation, Rest of the world
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Anti-bullying laws at work come into effect in Australia

Anti-bullying laws at work come into effect in Australia
Employees in Australia who feel they are being bullied at work will now be able to send a complaint to the Fair Work Commission.From January 1st 2014, new anti-bullying laws have come into effect in the workplace as part of the Fair Work ...
Posted: 06 January 2014 13:22:52
Filed under: Labor market legislation, Rest of the world
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Early intervention could limit workplace injury costs

Early intervention could limit workplace injury costs
Early intervention using treatment and rehabilitation could reduce the cost of Australia's workplace injuries, a new report has suggested.The Konekt Market Report, produced by the Australian workplace health solutions company Konekt, looked at ...
Posted: 20 December 2013 12:42:20
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Changing mining sector may leave Australia with skills mismatch

Changing mining sector may leave Australia with skills mismatch
Australia may be facing the end of its long mining boom, but a new report says that job opportunities will still be available for those with the right skills.Data published by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) forecasts that ...
Posted: 18 December 2013 14:44:16
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Australian organizations stepping up engagement with Aboriginals

Australian organizations stepping up engagement with Aboriginals
Organizations in Australia are stepping up their efforts to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Straits citizens, with employment opportunities making up a key part of this.This is according to chief executive officer of Diversity Council ...
Posted: 11 December 2013 13:43:01
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Australian policy makers urged to aid youth employment

Australian policy makers urged to aid youth employment
Policy makers in Australia are being asked to find ways to improve employment opportunities for youths within the country.Chief executive of Mission Australia Toby Hall explained to news provider The Australian that there needs to be policy reform ...
Posted: 05 December 2013 14:25:05
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Australia to improve employment prospects for women

Australia to improve employment prospects for women
Federal and state governments in Australia are being encouraged to find ways to close the gender gap in employment opportunities.According to a new report from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), titled Tracking equity: Comparing outcomes ...
Posted: 29 November 2013 13:37:16
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Australians are either underemployed or overworked

Australians are either underemployed or overworked
A number of Australians who work full-time are doing more unpaid overtime than ever while people in part-time roles are struggling to gain enough hours.According to a report from the Australia Institute titled Hard to Get a Break?, released in ...
Posted: 26 November 2013 15:58:43
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Three quarters of Australians satisfied with jobs

Three quarters of Australians satisfied with jobs
Despite a reputation for working long hours, statistics from Roy Morgan Research shows that three-quarters of Australians are satisfied with their jobs.The market research company polled 9,585 workers in Australia who are in paid employment about ...
Posted: 25 November 2013 13:39:36
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Scrapping of Australian company car tax welcomed

Scrapping of Australian company car tax welcomed
Plans to scrap the Fringe Benefits tax, which would have affected company cars, have been welcomed in Australia.The Australian Salary Packaging Industry Association (ASPIA) says that by getting rid of plans to tax employees for their company cars ...
Posted: 21 November 2013 14:32:43
Filed under: Labor market legislation, Rest of the world
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Australian workers need more mental health support

Australian workers need more mental health support
Managers in Australia need better training on mental health to aid in providing their staff with help when dealing with depression.A survey of over 1,000 Australian workers by the mental health charity SANE Australia, titled Impact of Depression at ...
Posted: 13 November 2013 14:34:54
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Australia could consider cut to minimum wage

Australia could consider cut to minimum wage
The Australian government may consider a reduction in the minimum wage, following calls from the Business Advisory Council.Maurice Newman, head of the council, said that reducing the minimum wage would keep Australia in line with other countries in ...
Posted: 12 November 2013 13:48:43
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Australian businesses lack support for flexible working

Australian businesses lack support for flexible working
A number of businesses in Australia do not have support for flexible working arrangements.According to a survey conducted by Pure Profile on behalf of Kronos, 73 per cent of businesses do not use shift schedules to manage their workforce, 48 per ...
Posted: 07 November 2013 14:09:52
Filed under: Rest of the world
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