Freelancing used to be considered something you did in between ‘real’ jobs, but the ‘portfolio career’ is growing in popularity – and it’s not just because of the GFC or volatile job markets. Marni investigates why the workforce is more fluid than ever.
Ever had a bad day and vented about your boss on social media? Ever broken a sweat when you’ve hit ‘send’ on an inappropriate email? You’re certainly not the first employee to think ‘will that get me fired?’ but how do you know where the line is?
Performance reviews are one of those things that companies do for the simple reason because they always have. But do they actually work? We take a look at the traditional performance reviews, considering its flaws, before looking at what can be done as an alternative in the workplace.
Fair Work Australia, the national workplace relations tribunal, has found that hundreds of thousands of social and community service workers in the non-government sector have suffered from significant underpayment, as well as gender discrimination.
Many of us are all too familiar with the ways things are done in Australia and the perks that can come with the job. But have you ever taken time out to see how others do it around the world? We examine 10 interesting workplace customs that make for a great eye-opener into the way things could be done.