Should the concept of a minimum wage serve to protect the most vulnerable workers and ensure there is a realistic “collar” on what people need to earn to live, as is the case in every other developed economy in the world?
Editors Note: This is a guest post written by Heidi Holmes, Managing Director of Adage.com.au – Australia’s leading job board for mature age workers. Her opinions are her own. The social and economic impact associated with Australia’s ageing population has been well documented over the past decade. However, with the first of the baby boomers [...]
Editors Note: This is a guest post written by Edward Mallett, Managing Director of Employsure. His opinions are his own. I don’t want to be a scaremonger, but did you know that directors can be held personally liable for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009? Perhaps more worryingly, the personal liability provisions are so broad you need [...]
Hot on the heels of announcing our partnership with Workforce Guardian, I sat down with Managing Director, David Bates to learn more about the world of employment relations in Australia. Turns out there’s a lot to learn! Important stuff, and scary if you get it wrong. Every business owner in Australia needs to understand their [...]
Editors Note: This is a guest post written by Edward Mallett, Managing Director of Employsure. His opinions are his own. Having recently welcomed my first child into the world, it seems an appropriate time to look into the subject of parental leave, hoping that I might be entitled to a few days off. Under the [...]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Edward Mallett, Managing Director of Employsure. His opinions are his own. The Fair Work laws have been under a fair bit of scrutiny recently, following Qantas’ move to lock out workers. The Labor government has heaped criticism on the Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, but in the [...]
Job ads in Australia increased 6.4% from December to January, according to recent data. This was the biggest monthly increase since 2010. Commentators wet themselves in delight: ‘Job ads hit 2 year high‘. Politicians even got in on the game, with the federal Treasurer claiming this as a reminder that our economic fundamentals are strong. [...]
A friend who runs an IT consultancy shared a story over the break. After reading a few stats and articles over the weekend, it really got me thinking. His company has been growing like crazy, and we were talking about his hiring plans. You know what? His first and preferred option was to look outside [...]