Those who want to work longer should be given the option to, McKeon argues.
Business Briefing: Simon McKeon on removing the retirement label.
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If we're all living longer, why shouldn't we be allowed to work longer? That's what Monash Chancellor Simon McKeon is arguing.
The paradox of autonomy?
Flexible work is on the rise but research shows it often leads to people working longer hours than they would otherwise.
Time to take the rough with the smooth.
Listen up junior doctors, here is your survival guide.
Deprivation makes it worse.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
It’s not that difficult.
Most workplaces still discriminate against women. Here's how men can fight for equality.
Open-plan offices may seem like a good idea but research shows they have a negative effect on employees.
An open-plan office is not all it's cracked up to be but the alternative, segmented spaces, has its downsides as well.
How has working life changed?
Wages are stagnating and women have not benefited nearly as much as men from earlier wage increases. And what if small business isn't the powerhouse we've been led to believe? What recent HILDA data has to tell us about gender, income and work.
At the moment there is official classification for gig work, like the type uber drivers do.
Workers in the gig economy have to deal with labour insecurity but they also take on more risk by using their own money to buy the tools they need to work.
Are we slaves to futile endeavour?
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Work, consume, die. The relentless drive for improvements in our workplaces brings unexpected costs.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews.
Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
Interns may have to give up time at paid work to do an unpaid internship.
Internships can have direct and indirect costs that may exclude some who can't afford them.
A lot of research on internships is based on perspectives of employers and interns, which makes the findings less objective.
There isn't a lot of research on whether an internship will secure you a job.
When does an internship cross the line and become unlawful?
Employers run the risk of breaking the law if they are getting interns to do work that otherwise would be done by paid employees.
Finding meaning in what you do is key.
People find meaning in their work for different reasons, but bad management can easily destroy it.
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.
Should we be forced to work at home?
France is introducing a 'right to disconnect' law, but it may struggle to get businesses in line.
Obama’s speech announcing his new overtime rules emphasized their impact on economic growth.
Obama's new overtime rules will be a big win for workers, but they could also give a boost to companies and the economy.
Research shows that employers tend to win cases where pregnant women claim unfair dismissal.
Research shows pregnant women are still being discriminated against in unfair dismissal cases, when employers say they are redundant.
Demoted to the background by benign automation?
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A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.
Time to punch in.
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