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Happy workers: How satisfied are Australians at work?

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mwah. and Curtin University are excited to share the Happy workers: How satisfied are Australians at work? report.

"This research is first of its kind in Australia and looks at what makes us happy at work. Is it what we do? Is it the way we work? Who we work with? Our actual occupation? The industry we work in? How much does pay and security matter? Is business size important?  

Some really interesting myths busted!"

Interesting in knowing more? Easy – just click here to access the report.

Future of Work in Australia: Preparing for Tomorrow’s World (BCEC Report)

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This Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Report "examines the way in which the organisation of work is changing – from workforces to workplaces – and the implications of these changes for Australia.

The organisation of work is changing. With alternative forms of employment, freelancing and the gig economy on the rise, the traditional notion of holding down a steady job or two for an entire career is receding fast.

And as new technologies and automation take over some of the tasks previously performed by human labour, and industries move offshore, the service sector continues to forge ahead as the major player in the future of work.

But are we placing too much emphasis on technology and not enough on the quality of jobs that we should strive to create in the workplaces of the future?

Is now the time for workers to return to education and begin re-skilling? What kinds of careers can our children expect and where should they focus their education?"

To read the report click here.

Having a flexible approach to work – do the benefits outweigh challenges?

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A flexible approach to work is now commonplace in many workplaces, not just for the chosen lucky few, but for all. A vast majority of roles can now be worked flex. But many organisations and leaders still struggle to normalise flexible work fearing that too much flexibility will lead to lost productivity and chaos in their teams. How can the benefits of flexible work outweigh the challenges, here’s how we’re making it work at Parents At Work.  

We’re a small business, there’s less than 10 of us supporting thousands of busy working parents everyday. If one person is sick, on leave or not working on a particular given day, like any small team, we feel it.  However, it’s our flexible attitude to work that’s allowed us and the business to thrive.  We’ve built and fostered a culture that means our flexible approach to work actually helps our business to grow and be agile to change. And boy are we uber productive. Every member of the team has their own way of working it.

For more, read the full article here: https://parentsandcarersatwork.com/having-a-flexible-approach-to-work-do-the-benefits-outweigh-challenges/