Fwd: Thinking 07 Aug 2018 Where to next for workplace relations in Australia?

Employment and workforce issues in Australia

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With a Federal election due by May 2019, the Australian Labor Party is beginning to release its policy platforms, and three states having passed laws to introduce labour hire licensing, now is a good time for businesses to review their IR strategy.

In this edition of Fwd: Thinking, Geoff Giudice considers some of the political and economic factors that may impact the future direction of workplace relations and Trent Sebbens and Ian Humphreys provide guidance for employers managing transformational workplace change in this context.


What could impact the next chapter of workplace relations in Australia?

It goes without saying that many factors impact on workplace relations in Australia. The key indicators, however, are sending mixed messages about what might come next. 

Managing transformational workplace change - the road ahead

The dynamics of industry and the economy remain challenging. Reports of globalisation, technological progress and demographic change are having a profound impact on labour markets. Employers face the triple threats of stagnant labour productivity, persistent cost pressures and disruptive change. Transformational change is necessary to obtain a competitive edge in this landscape.


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Fwd: Thinking

What could impact the next chapter of workplace relations in Australia?

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