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A new report into flexible work shows employees are doing their bit, but employers need to step up to ensure their wellbeing

- November 8, 2022 3 MIN READ

More than a third of Australian knowledge industry workers are putting in extra time into their job outside of office hours, predominantly due to additional workload, but also because around 1-in-6 bosses have asked them to. A new report, Reset, Restore, Reframe – Enabling Wellbeing through Flexible Working, from Swinburne Edge and Deloitte, reveals that… Read more »

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Report: The IT sector leans too heavily on uni degrees and needs to loosen up, says ACS

- October 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

Australian employers could resolve ICT skills shortages by winding back their expectations that candidates have university degrees, according to an extensive ACS analysis that found there are more jobs posted in ICT than any other profession except healthcare. ICT job postings increased by 14% between 2016 and 2021 and have outpaced the overall employment market… Read more »

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‘A weird dinging sound that everyone dreads’: the impact of the rapid delivery groceries boom on supermarket workers

- July 19, 2022 4 MIN READ

Online grocery shopping has boomed since the pandemic began in 2020, with Woolworths and Coles steadily expanding their home-delivery offerings. Rapid delivery is the latest frontier. Woolworths and Coles Express have been offering on-demand deliveries through UberEats and Doordash since last year. Woolworths recently launched the Metro60 app which promises home delivery within an hour… Read more »

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The big bucks in tech come from working remotely

- July 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

Remote tech workers are paid nearly twice as much as their full-time office counterparts, a global survey from Landing.Jobs has found. Technology professionals in every region reported higher salaries if they were fully remote or had flexible working arrangements compared with people working full office jobs, according to the Global Tech Talent Trends 2022 survey. On average,… Read more »

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From plant-based burgers to insects: the CSIRO’s protein roadmap to where to invest

- April 19, 2022 3 MIN READ

As demand for alternative protein sources grows, Australians are increasingly looking for options that are healthy, sustainable and ethically made. At CSIRO, we have produced a “protein roadmap” to guide investments in a diverse range of new products and ingredients. We believe plant-based patties, lab-made meat and insects are just some of the foods set… Read more »

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Revealed: The final design for the new office towers next to Atlassian’s Tech Central HQ

- March 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

The developers behind the twin towers office complex at Sydney’s Tech Central innovation hub have lodged their final Development Application (DA) for the $3 billion redevelopment of the site.  Central Place Sydney, a joint project between Dexus and Frasers Property Group, is adjacent to Central Station at the southern end of Henry Deane Plaza, sits… Read more »

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PHOTOS: A look inside Xero’s plush new Melbourne HQ

- March 21, 2022 3 MIN READ

ASX-listed accounting fintech Xero has opened new Australian headquarters in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. The 7000 square metres site, spanning four levels, brings together Xero’s Melbourne team under one roof for the first time after a decade. The office features breakout spaces (with hearing assistance solutions), webinar suites and an indoor garden – a… Read more »

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Science says wearing shoes indoors is disgusting – so here’s why you should probably change them when you get to the office

- March 19, 2022 3 MIN READ

You probably clean your shoes if you step in something muddy or disgusting (please pick up after your dog!). But when you get home, do you always de-shoe at the door? Plenty of Australians don’t. For many, what you drag in on the bottom of your shoes is the last thing on the mind as… Read more »

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Why gig economy workers need more support and better ways to cope with job uncertainty

- March 14, 2022 3 MIN READ

This weekend, you might hit “place order” for a meal delivery. Or jump in a ride share to meet friends. In both cases, you’ll be engaging a gig worker. “Gig worker” is a term that generally refers to people who get work through smartphone apps – think Uber, Ola, AirTasker, Snappr, and others. Approximately 250,000… Read more »