Thursday, August 11, 2022

Worker optimism shaken during COVID-19 but Australian future outlook is positive

The global survey of more than 32,000 workers in 17 countries explores whether the effects of the pandemic have impacted employees’ attitudes towards the current world of work and what they expect and hope for from the workplace of the future.

Beam Australia’s $1.5m start-up to improve diversity & tackle employee burnout when working hybrid

Beam and Beamible Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Victoria Stuart and Stephanie Reuss believe there is a real opportunity and momentum among enterprises to retire the inflexible ways of working that have kept people who need to work part-time and improve diversity.

Hybrid work is here to stay: Illawarra and other commuter regions set to harness...

The research has found that about 11,900 Illawarra residents could work from home an additional 1.3 days per week in the future if they were enabled to do so. The research also confirms that the adoption of remote working practices is not just a temporary phenomenon.

A guide to boosting employee health and safety with mobile workplaces

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The boom in ride sharing, food delivery and parcel delivery services has seen more cars on the road for work. In 2020, online retail sales were up 63%, and food delivery services rose 12%. Combined with the 12% increase in work-vehicle-related fatalities from 2018 to 2020, there has never been a more important time for organisations to reduce risks among their driver employees, contractors and franchisees when the road is their workplace

CEO protects front line workers, reduces company emissions, and manages record business growth

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CP was fortunate to continue operating during the pandemic as an ‘essential service’. At the same time, the online shopping boom resulted in an 80% increase in parcel volumes across the CP network. Mark recognised early that lock downs would lead to an upscale in business.

Workplace mental health strategies to be the new norm post COVID-19

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Businesses have legal duties under Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to ensure the health and safety of workers including psychological health, as the legislation defines ’health’ as both physical and psychological. More than just legal obligations and obvious social responsibility, fostering positive mental health and wellbeing makes good business sense.

Fiverr launches new data service, Vertical, giving businesses access to specialists in all data...

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Business owners will have access to skilled data professionals who freelance through Fiverr, providing access to in-demand skills on-tap for businesses of all sizes.

How the Australian co-working industry has changed in ten years

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There have been a number of big trends and pivots within the co working industry that have come to the forefront, changing the way businesses and employees utilise co working and office spaces.

Organisations should invest in well being programs as employees are reluctant to return to...

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Managers and HR leaders are getting on the front foot by reimbursing gym memberships, for example, allowing employees to leave work early for medical appointments and many have implemented flexible well being programs like those offered through Drake’s Wellness Hub.

Program & scholarship for marketers to bridge the data literacy gap

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Both the Program and the Scholarship are designed to train marketers with the MarTech skills businesses are crying out for data analytics, artificial intelligence technology, programmatic advertising, and the ability to leverage data insights. The Scholarship is designed to attract talented applicants looking to re-train from different fields to enter the marketing industry