Working in the public sector means we often talk about the characteristics that can make us more successful in our careers, not as often do we turn our attention to what’s holding us back.
In the past twenty years, WA’s public sector has gone from face-to-face interactions, to entire agencies looking to go online. As our technology moves forward, our communication skills need to move with it.
Minimum wage is sustaining rule that makes sure low-paid workers don’t fall below the poverty line.
Unfortunately in recent years, the cost of living has sky-rocketed and workers on minimum wage are falling further and further behind.
One in five Australian government employees, in a Queensland University of Technology study of over 600, are experiencing or observing workplace cyberbullying.
Budget cuts for staff in any workplace brings with it a number of risks – spiralling overtime, higher levels of stress and an expectation that everyone left needs to ‘step up.’ What happens when ‘stepping up’ or ‘embracing change’ means that your Job Description Form (JDF) suddenly becomes unrecognisable to you?
By the end of each work year there are always a few catchphrases and clichés that we are all more than happy to say 'goodbye' to when the calendar starts anew. We've compiled some of the worst offenders, and added a few...interesting...suggestions for the new year. Ferking forthward we shall all be prepared for a successful, anatiferous 2018.
Back in the early 1980s, when I started researching the field of careers, the notion of “work-life balance” was decidedly embryonic. It certainly had almost no resonance among women, who were still expected to work both at work and at home. Now it’s an acknowledged part of the zeitgeist and central to how we arrange our lives.
In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour workweek. But, despite significant productivity gains over the past few decades, we still work 40 hours a week on average.