Optus is the latest employer to increase its investment in L&D, partnering with universities to bridge its skills gaps. Also in this article, developments in the graduate job market and employer branding.
New research suggests the employment impacts of COVID-19 will be higher than previously estimated. Also in this article: a framework for long-term remote success; how grads will be "scarred" by their labour market entry; employees "confused" about JobKeeper; and more.
Despite being the top company graduates want to work for, PwC expects to provide extensive on-the-job training to new hires and therefore prioritises learning ability far above academic achievements, its head of talent says.
It is "vital" that the gig market has regulation and a framework in the future of work, specialists say. Meanwhile a staffing industry association is considering promoting a new category of "dependent contractor", and universities want a review of education and skills mismatches.
An employer whose dismissal process was described as involving a plethora of deficiencies has won an appeal against reinstating the worker it sacked for swearing at and threatening his colleagues. Also in this article, a roundup of recent dismissal rulings; new submissions on extending the Fair Work Act; the extent of workplace boredom; and more.