Category Archives: Corporate

Working From Home: Unintended Consequences for Australian Workers

Working from home.  Unintended Consequences for Australian Workers Working from home during Covid-19 has been a blessing for many of us. Both employees and companies have rallied together to achieve some amazing results. Nothing like a crisis to unite people and create new opportunities, however, are some unintended consequences lurking in the shadows? Prior to…

Working from Home post Covid-19

The research and other interesting facts. What was working from home prior to Covid-19? There was a growing trend for employees to work from home before Covid-19. The initial reason was to reduce company costs by reducing floor space. Today floor space costs on average $11,000 per part time employee. This trend continued with advances…

When working from home means something else…but does it matter?

As a manager are you having difficulty saying no to employees when they say they are working from home when they should really be having a sick day, carer’s leave or leave without pay? Are you finding it almost impossible to schedule face to face meetings on Monday, Friday or before or after a public…

Impact of monitoring technologies and mental health.

Many organisations are ploughing unprecedented investments into purchasing products to analyse and monitor every aspect of people’s actions and behaviours in the workplace. Workforce Productivity Big data is enabling big money to be made.  Companies are making big promises that their products will improve workforce productivity. This may indeed be true, however, is there enough…

Inclusion and independent contractors

Independent Contractors. Should they be a part of your inclusion strategy? Like many young girls I remember being seduced by the wonderous world of acting and dreaming about glamourous clothes and handsome young men sweeping me off my feet. For a moment there I was wrapped up in this romantic Cinderella like delusion. The bubble…

Let’s Waterfall that…. Have you heard of a new term called waterfalling?

I want you to imagine you are in a meeting about how your business can reduce costs and one person says ‘Let’s waterfall ‘. You have never heard the term before so you look to the person who used the term and asks them to explain. What is Waterfalling? There is an uncomfortable moment where…

Business Responsibility Map

A process to help facilitate discussion and align business responsibilities with future workforce planning. “Over the past 25 years, 1 in 10 men who lost their job due to big technological shifts never worked again. Today 4 out of 10 unskilled men don’t participate in the workforce.”  Economist Andrew Charlton This statistic is an unintended…

Future of work – Transitioning worker’s skills as a priority.

The world of work is changing and this is happening more rapidly than most of us can possibly imagine. For some, it is about not having time to take notice, for others the prospects are too alarming or irrelevant. For many, they simply don’t have access to the information. As of June 2017, 49{01332a80e2e652688e18927fa9a6162580960d47bc08263a3993439d666dcd52} of…

Does promising a future of less reliable employment pass the pub test?

The defining question many journalists ask politicians on any campaign trail is; ‘Do your policies pass the pub test?’ If a politician went to any pub in Australia, from inner city Melbourne to the back of Bourke, and they asked the people in that pub, this simple question—would Australian’s prefer reliable or less reliable employment—what…

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