Underemployment and stagnant wages may be strong signs of worker insecurity in the face of relentless cost-cutting.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
The key to Aldi’s strategy is a severely limited range of products.
ALDI appeals to a particular market segment. It is unlikely to abandon it to go after Woolworths and Coles.
A four-day week trial showed that if workers have more control over their job, they feel and perform better.
A trial of a four-day working week shows that employees felt better about their job, were more engaged, and reported greater work-life balance and less stress.
Who can concentrate under these conditions?
There is even more research showing open-plan environments can actually have negative impacts on collaboration. Workspaces should provide various options for different work styles and preferences.
CEO pay is heavily influenced by comparisons.
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New research helps explain why we collectively accept seemingly inappropriate executive pay.
In one study, only a quarter of respondents felt able to discuss their menopausal symptoms with their manager.
Workforce participation rates for older women have increased greatly, but most workplaces have yet to realise the benefits of helping them to manage the impacts of menopause.
Public health spending is an important factor in reducing inequality between households in Australia.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest analysis of the impact of government benefits and taxes on household income shows this reduces income inequality by more than 40% in Australia.
China is Australia’s largest trading partner.
Eighty years ago, we were just as scared of the Japanese buying our assets as we are of the Chinese today. So what does this say about the future of Australia in the Asia-Pacific region?
Ultimately, the future of work depends on what we want our future society to look like.
Young people are the most vulnerable as industry and the labour market undergo radical change, but meeting this challenge could just be a matter of plugging existing gaps.
ANZ is among three banks facing charges of cartel-like share trading in 2015.
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The charges laid against ANZ and other banks over alleged cartel-like behaviour suggests that Australia is following the United States in cracking down on anti-competitive behaviour.
Will there be fewer of these on Australian doorsteps?
Amazon has barred Australian shoppers from its US site, rather than contend with new GST rules on overseas purchases. But don't expect a stampede at your local branch of Harvey Norman as a result.
Forecasting income tax a decade into the future is a tricky proposition.
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The income tax cuts in the 2018 federal budget are likely to be modestly regressive, giving high earners a lower share of the overall tax burden. But by 2028 income tax will be higher across the board.
There are more than a thousand chief happiness officers on LinkedIn but their roles differ wildly.
Employees who experience broken promises tend to experience a series of intense negative emotions, which can lead to a desire to dominate, retaliate and get even with their employer.
Bringing office supplies home - or stealing from your workplace - may seem like a good idea when you are upset with your boss, but think again, your issues may be easier solved through communication.