Technology (125 items)

Harassment "inequality" claim rejected; Middle managers to feel impact of AI; and more

The FWC has rejected a sacked employee's argument that the standard of proof for workplace s-xual harassment allegations should be higher. Also in this article: how AI will flatten workplace structures; voice-activated tech to increase passive jobseeking; students disinterested in STEM careers; recruitment trends in 2018; and more. » more »




The solution to a broken IR system; L&D tech budgets in stasis; and more

A respected workplace relations academic says a collective bargaining overhaul is needed to revive Australia's IR system and wages growth. Meanwhile research benchmarks Australian L&D spending; HR professionals are optimistic about the impact of technology on their jobs; and a new index rates the health of executives by industry. » more »



PIP dismissal appeal; Working hours and mental health link; Bullying fine; and more

An employee "surprised" to find himself on a performance improvement plan has been given leave to appeal a finding he was fairly dismissed. Meanwhile, research links mental health to hours worked; an employer has been fined for bullying; the IT sector is set for major job redundancies; and more. » more »



Demand for contingent workers heating up; Jobseeker intentions; and more

Contrary to popular perceptions, contingent jobs have been declining for less-skilled workers, and growth in non-permanent employment is occurring primarily in skilled and white-collar sectors, according to new research. Meanwhile, one in two workers intend to spend under three years with an employer before moving on, frontline employees feel left out of digital transformation projects, and more. » more »


Digital literacy, soft skills in demand; Top HR execs; Virtual work success; and more

Research suggests emerging technology is a reason to be positive rather than fearful about jobs of the future, but new skills must nonetheless be fostered; distinct attributes are needed for virtual work success; Australia's top HR executives named; CV deception is rife; and more. » more »