Diversity & inclusion (307 items)


ALP pledges new tribunal to rule on 'wage theft'; Where the major parties stand on D&I; and more

A new jurisdiction to deal with underpayments will be established if Labor wins the election on Saturday, opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced. Meanwhile, the major parties have revealed where they stand on workplace diversity; new-hire pay rates have increased slightly; and more. » more »


The problem with STEM-focused autism programs

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Workplace programs aimed at creating employment opportunities for people with autism are focusing unduly on limited roles within STEM arenas, according to a talent acquisition specialist. Meanwhile, a pilot study into recruiting people on the autism spectrum has found a modified strategy more beneficial than traditional selection processes. » more »



Employee to repay $320k despite deed of release; Wage growth warning; and more

A court has rejected that an employee's deed of release precluded her being sued for $320k in misappropriated funds discovered after she was dismissed. Also in this article, a warning on wage growth; mapping cultural diversity; and more. » more »


"Cool as hell" Facebook photo warranted dismissal; Women progressing faster than men; and more

An employee who posed for a photo while skylarking at work and then posted it on Facebook has failed to convince the Fair Work Commission he was unfairly dismissed. Also in this article, flexible work and misconduct rulings; women are progressing into full-time management roles faster than men, but are still worse off financially; and more. » more »



Unfair dismissal costs employer $70k; Workplace gender equality leaders; and more

The Fair Work Commission has awarded an employee nearly $70k in compensation after he was unfairly dismissed for calling a co-worker a "f-cking scab". Also in this article, a record number of organisations have been recognised for gender equality efforts; HR professional salaries have grown four per cent; and more. » more »



HR "red flags" for corruption, misconduct; Regulating the future of work; and more

Certain HR practices allow corruption and misconduct to flourish, a new report warns. Also in this article, regulation proposals for the future of work, illegal questions in job interviews are still common, and more. » more »