By January 2023, 34% of all jobs will be provided by the gig economy according to statistics released in January 2019 (Robert Half)
For years there have been concerns about the casualisation of work and the resulting disempowerment of labour. Recent events during the COVID-19 crises have highlighted the flimsy rights of the casual workforce. In Australia, the recent case of WorkPack Pty Ltd vs Rossato  FCAFC 84 clarified the distinction between permanent and casual employees…Continue
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In today’s workplaces, it’s common to find team members from all different parts of the world. The biggest challenge of managing cross-cultural teams is to ensure that no team members' contributions, skills and talents are hidden under cultural differences. Immigrants have always been a critical part of Australia’s workforce and their contribution is growing at a steady pace.…Continue
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Some people fantasise about working from the comfort of their own home. Whilst for others, it can set off alarm bells and a sense of dread.
Whether your working from home situation is temporary or permanent, it's normal for anyone to take time to adjust to their new surroundings and adapt to the lack of colleagues walking around.
With more businesses offering employees the opportunity to work from home, what’s the real future of…Continue
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In a recent Forbes article Tracey Brower made ‘5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work’.
One prediction is that ‘Your…
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When a spacecraft re-enters the atmosphere, they have to get the speed and angle just right if they are to avoid burning up. We suggest this will also be the case when re-entering the workplace. Too much, too soon, and you’ll risk having a bunch of anxious and unhappy team members. You will need to have the right things in place, and the…Continue
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Those of us who can have now been working from home for close to a month so it’s time to assess, how well have you adapted? Organisations with “Cultural Plasticity” can adapt easily to change. These organisations are doing better than others in holding connection and engaging their employees.
In the last few weeks there have been signs from both Federal and State Governments that Australia may soon start to emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. While there’s still much uncertainty – and no guarantee there won’t be more twists and turns – the roadmap for the easing of restrictions in coming months makes it an entirely…Continue
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In R v Sapform Pty Ltd  NSWDC 86, the NSW District Court (the Court) has criticised a formwork company for attempting to blame a worker who died after he was impaled by a metal bar when he fell from a height. The company was convicted and fined $450,000 for a Category 2 offence for the fatality.…Continue
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Due to the measures taken by the Australian Government in regards to COVID-19, the prospect of managing a remote workforce has become a real proposition for most organisations at the moment.
Here at Weploy we have formed an internal COVID-19 Response Management team that meets on a daily basis to review new information; re-evaluate our protocols to appropriately reflect the current state of the health concern in each of…Continue
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Remote teams are the future of work. The Global Mobile Workforce Forecast Update estimates that over 40% of the world’s working population will be mobile by 2022. In highly developed countries, the figures could soon reach 75% (International Data Council (IDC)).
With social isolation measures in the management of Coronavirus, remote communication is now more important than ever. The way that we have been compelled to quickly embrace remote communication means that it has not been…Continue
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With COVID-19 in full swing, there’s a lovely sentiment that ‘we’re all in this together’, but is that really true? Is COVID-19 – or any pandemic or national crisis – really the same for everyone, or does it hit some of us worse than others?
Diversity as we see it, is the range of human difference and…
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We live in a world where digital technology is second nature. Options include remote car starters from your phone, doorbell cameras to alert you of your neighbourhood moves, and even virtual doctor visits. These options are easy, quick, and come with the click of a button. But when there is a question or concern, what do we do as consumers? The same digital access that grants us 2-day shipping and zero human interaction may lack the answers a customer needs when a problem arises. So the…Continue
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It’s a turbulent time. The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread and the majority of people are working from home. Some might be used to it; maybe they do it once a week. Others might have never worked from home before, so it can take a little time to adjust.
Either way, it can be stressful trying to navigate these changing and uncertain times. It’s just as important for you to check in regularly with not only…
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