Taxing sugary drinks to tackle obesity would lead to a stronger economy, new research shows.
The benefits of a sugar tax go beyond mere health savings when obesity rates drop. Our new research predicts wider economic benefits due to more, healthier people in work.
Part-time employment will likely still be concentrated in industries such as accommodation and food services in the future.
Even though the shift towards part-time employment has actually been happening for many years, it now appears to be slowing.
The federal government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans to help them find jobs following their service.
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The US government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans. But because of the demographics of the US military, this has limited the federal workforce's diversity.
Increasing degree requirements for jobseekers doesn’t necessairly lead to an inventive employees.
A lack of "breakthrough" moments in innovation may be caused by the increase of specialised workforces.
Survey participants reported discrimination both in job seeking and in employment.
Older workers are feeling discriminated against in the search for work, in their jobs and even in retirement, a new survey shows.
Young people expect that older adults actively make way for younger generations, such as by retiring.
Research demonstrates the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors but we can change this adversarial relationship in the workplace.
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong.
Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
In 2015, one in five Australians aged between 16 and 24 spent at least a year out of employment, education or training.
Working life is becoming more fluid, if not precarious. We need to look at how our education systems are preparing young people for a changing workplace.
Business Briefing: what to do about low incomes.
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Australia needs to increase productivity in different ways because at the moment living standards are low compared to past years.
There are still many barriers to Indigenous participation and retention in the Australian workforce.
There is an ongoing trend of low workforce participation among Indigenous people, research demonstrates eight ways to improve this.
Time to punch in.
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The new regulation will allow millions more U.S. workers to qualify for overtime pay. Our experts assess the impact.
Automation could generate tremendous wealth. A UBI gives some of it back.
A Universal Basic Income is essentially free money for everyone, no strings attached. And it could be the perfect response to rising unemployment due to automation.
Health and local employment prospects both play a part in whether older workers stop working.
FDR’s New Deal helped end Depression-era lines like this one.
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A case before the Supreme Court could deal a major blow to unions, highlighting the need for leaders of business and labor to negotiate a new New Deal.
A new study finds that men who earn most of the dough are willing to give it up for more time at home.
Does rush hour in London feel a little bit less crowded all of a sudden?
The drop in the number of people working reflects both more older people taking pensions and an underlying weakness in the economy.
While our labor laws aren’t quite as old as the Dead Sea scrolls, they still need updating.
The president's proposal to more than double the overtime threshold was a good first step, but he shouldn't stop there.
Is the NHS ‘a wretched bowl of alphabetti spaghetti’, as David Cameron put it?
The paradox of competition and integration other key challenges facing the re-appointed health secretary.
Investing in health will pay off in the workforce.
Amid all the talk of the UK’s economic recovery it is easy to forget that workforce health is a productivity issue. Over the next 20 years, as our workforce ages, retires later and the risks of more chronic…
Productivity and wages clash in NHS.
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Running a healthcare system is expensive. At present we spend about 8% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on the NHS. The UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility, predicts that by 2061 we could be spending…