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Unions, business, lay out priorities for incoming Albanese government

Unions, business, lay out priorities for incoming Albanese government

All sides have congratulated Labor on its victory but the future of building industry union regulation looms as a flashpoint.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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Getting on a bit? It’s time for us to embrace 50 or more shades of grey
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Getting on a bit? It’s time for us to embrace 50 or more shades of grey

The only thing worse than being beautiful and young at work is not to be beautiful and young at work. But with an ageing workforce, we need to move beyond judging people by their appearance.

  • by Jim Bright
When dropping the F-bomb at work blows up in your face

When dropping the F-bomb at work blows up in your face

Most of us have, at one time or another, endured that sinking feeling that we’ve overstepped the mark at work. It’s not a pleasant situation to be in.

  • by Jonathan Rivett
Management has hijacked the struggle for inclusion and diversity

Management has hijacked the struggle for inclusion and diversity

Diversity and inclusion policies have failed in our companies and there has been little improvement for workers labelled as diverse. Here’s why.

  • by Celina McEwen, Alison Pullen and Carl Rhodes
‘I loved the curriculum’: How Sarah carried her studies straight into a career

‘I loved the curriculum’: How Sarah carried her studies straight into a career

University of Wollongong psychology graduate Sarah McCluskey moved from the role of practitioner in an office of five people to become National Clinical Director overseeing 120 therapists – all in just three years.

  • by Alex Reszelska
‘It’s the best thing’: Apprenticeships are a pathway to success

‘It’s the best thing’: Apprenticeships are a pathway to success

While the way to finding an apprenticeship hasn’t changed significantly in the past couple of decades, the support available for apprentices has.

  • by Sue White
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Why sustaining a livelihood in the arts is so hard
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Why sustaining a livelihood in the arts is so hard

More than 80 per cent of artists work as freelancers or on a self-employed basis.

  • by Katherine Power
‘You cannot be serious!’: What happens when we reach our goals
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MyCareer

‘You cannot be serious!’: What happens when we reach our goals

We want to be taken seriously in our careers, but hold great fears that we might be. To be taken seriously is to be seen as a grown-up, and we can no longer hide behind the comic.

  • by Jim Bright
Don’t bend it like Beckham to fit in at work

Don’t bend it like Beckham to fit in at work

Should you force it when it comes to engaging in topics your colleagues love, but you have little interest in? If you’re not into football, don’t pretend you are.

  • by Jonathan Rivett
Why the Great Resignation is a myth in Australia
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Why the Great Resignation is a myth in Australia

Predictions about a mass exodus of workers haven’t eventuated in our economy as rising inflation leaves everyone worse off.

  • by Jim Bright
Stuck for words when a colleague insults you? Silence may be the best retort

Stuck for words when a colleague insults you? Silence may be the best retort

Saying you hate an office system even as you use it doesn’t make you a “hypocrite”. In every workplace, there are contradictions that are impossible to avoid. Getting pulled up for them is a ridiculous notion.

  • by Jonathan Rivett