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Embedding members of the LGBTI community within senior ranks of a business can diffuse workplace homophobic attitudes and create an environment of inclusiveness. Dan Peled/AAP

Homophobia is harmful to workers and businesses

The continued presence of homophobic attitudes in society and the workplace has been eroding the productivity and profitability of Australian businesses.
A shift to open-plan offices means interpersonal and influencing skills are more important than ever. shutterstock

Lack of workers with ‘soft skills’ demands a shift in teaching

So-called 'soft skills' – including interpersonal skills, critical thinking and relationship-building – are rated as being important across all jobs and industries.
There are reasons to believe the promise of people analytics may not live up to the hype. shutterstock

Why algorithms won’t necessarily lead to utopian workplaces

Despite its promises, people analytics has serious ethical implications and can adversely affect organisations and how people are treated at work.

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