Flexible & off-site work (188 items)


Leader competency results "disturbing"; Drop in cost of living rank good for employers; and more

Nearly one in two managers believe their leadership skills are at best average, according to new research. Meanwhile, the drop in Australian cities' cost of living is "good news" for employers; LinkedIn has announced which employers are the most attractive; and more. » more »


Social inclusion crucial to employee retention

Employers can keep engagement and morale high even among remote and competitive employees through smart use of social media and transparent rewards systems, says the co-founder of a successful sales business. » more »


Culture and engagement drive results at 'Best Employers'

Organisations that rely on culture and engagement as their core competitive advantage produce tangible financial results, including growing their revenue faster, exceeding sales targets, and returning greater profits, new research shows. » more »



Public sector HR 'overstaffed'; Warning on overtime perils; and more

The Australian Public Service should downsize its HR departments, a review of the sector recommends. Meanwhile, HR specialists warn against unpaid overtime; research has found new links between job insecurity and mental ill health; and the AHRC has appointed three new commissioners. » more »




Reports on soft skills, bullying, disengagement and much more

Demand for soft skills in younger workers is dramatically increasing, but they are failing to keep up, a major report shows. Meanwhile, an inquiry has highlighted the cultural issues that can promote workplace bullying; technology is decreasing face-to-face interactions; the AFP says cybercriminals are targeting HR payroll systems; and more. » more »


Redeployment dispute ruled in employer's favour; plus research on anxiety, long hours and more

The Fair Work Commission has rejected that a worker facing redundancy should have received preference over a colleague for a "new" position, further clarifying employers' redeployment obligations. Meanwhile, research has found long hours and work-life balance aren't incompatible; employers should do more to address Millennials' anxiety; and more. » more »