Browsing: Labour market (246 items)

FWC increases minimum wage by 2.5%

Remuneration, benefits & recognition
Remuneration, benefits & recognition

The Fair Work Commission has increased the minimum wage by 2.5%, to take effect on 1 July.



Employers, HR misaligned on pay rise expectations

Remuneration, benefits & recognition
Remuneration, benefits & recognition

Employers are expecting to give pay rises that fall below HR's expectations. Meanwhile the top HR skills in demand include stakeholder communication, workforce planning, and talent acquisition, new reports from specialist recruitment companies show.


Childcare and visa changes to help ease skill shortages: Budget

Labour market
Labour market

Increasing women's workforce participation by making childcare more affordable and making tax laws more attractive to overseas talent are among tonight's key Budget announcements aimed at creating more employment.



Will JobMaker actually make jobs?

Labour market
Labour market

The Federal Government's new hiring incentives could potentially skew recruitment decisions against older workers, according to a workplace lawyer. Meanwhile others are sceptical that the big-spending Budget will effectively stimulate jobs growth.


"This Budget is all about jobs": Frydenberg

Labour market
Labour market

Employers will receive incentives to hire young people as part of a $74 billion JobMaker Plan announced in the Federal Budget.


JobKeeper "design flaws" about to bite

JobKeeper
JobKeeper

The Federal Government rightly prioritised speed over perfection in rolling out pandemic business supports, but design flaws could "bite" in the coming months if they don't get urgent attention, according to a new thinktank report.


More than half of employers freeze pay

Remuneration, benefits & recognition
Remuneration, benefits & recognition

Most employers were quick to freeze salaries in the wake of COVID-19, but the proportion actually reducing employees' pay has been growing, according to new research by Korn Ferry.


Key HR considerations prior to returning to workplaces

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the Federal Government urging a return to business as usual by July, employers have to consider some important questions about how they'll approach the transition, a workplace lawyer says.



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