Industrial relations, disputes & unions (327 items)


The solution to a broken IR system; L&D tech budgets in stasis; and more

A respected workplace relations academic says a collective bargaining overhaul is needed to revive Australia's IR system and wages growth. Meanwhile research benchmarks Australian L&D spending; HR professionals are optimistic about the impact of technology on their jobs; and a new index rates the health of executives by industry. » more »



HR demand reaches record high; Parental leave adverse action compensation; and more

Demand for HR professionals reached a high in the past quarter as new financial budgets kicked in, research shows. Meanwhile, $57k compensation awarded for parental leave adverse action; new mental health resources; Woolworths signs a supply chain compliance deed; and more. » more »



Disciplinary meetings and procedural fairness

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Digital literacy, soft skills in demand; Top HR execs; Virtual work success; and more

Research suggests emerging technology is a reason to be positive rather than fearful about jobs of the future, but new skills must nonetheless be fostered; distinct attributes are needed for virtual work success; Australia's top HR executives named; CV deception is rife; and more. » more »


Pay expectations increase; Whistleblower authority proposed; DV research; and more

Australian employees' pay rise expectations are at a six-year high, new research shows. Meanwhile, an inquiry has recommended whistleblower rewards as part of a new penalty regime; workplace domestic violence management is failing; and more. » more »


Digital transformation requires "new breed" of HR; Aldi injunction bid rejected; and more

HR managers have an extended role to play in digital workforce transformation, but must first master new skills and tasks, a strategic workplace planning expert says. Meanwhile, Aldi has failed to prove to a court that publicising an industrial dispute will damage its employer brand; artificial intelligence is set to shake up recruitment in three ways; and more. » more »