Human Resources must adapt quickly to changes in the workplace to remain relevant and useful.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an executive order to tighten the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the United States in April 2017.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's move to crack down on temporary skilled workers is a terrible mistake that disproportionately harms women and people of colour.
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
Work dominates many of our lives, often in ways that are detrimental to our health and well-being.
The study found that the disability support workers regularly spent unpaid time on two types of work activities.
While disability carers are employed to work part-time hours, they often have long work days with short periods of work interspersed with non-work periods.
Unions negotiate for improved employment security and training opportunities.
Research finds union members earn more because they have more experience than their non-union colleagues.
Nurses who care for people in the city can’t afford a property anywhere near their place of work.
People on moderate incomes, including police and emergency workers, have been forced to seek housing on the city fringes, far from their places of work. But there are ways to reverse this trend.
As ACTU secretary, Sally McManus has proven effective at elevating the debate over workplace reform.
Even with the most favourable laws, unions will still need to confront the reality of a dramatic transformation in the world of work.
Having a bullhorn is nice, but workers need more to elevate their voices.
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Although over 200 CEOs have promised to share windfalls from the recent tax cut with their employers – something the president is likely to bring up in the State of the Union – research suggests workers aren't holding their breath.
The Working Time Directive is designed to stop this kind of behaviour.
The Working Time Directive enshrines legal rights to rest periods, paid holidays and a maximum 48-hour working week.
South African public sector workers march for higher pay.
Proposed changes to South Africa's labour laws would make it almost impossible to strike and render the planned national minimum wage unenforceable.
Companies with no-tipping policies can affect customer satisfaction.
Some observers say we should eliminate tipping in restaurants because of the negative impact on workers. But how do customers feel about that?
The bulk of potential new jobs associated with automation at Amazon are unlikely to happen in Australia - but rather where robots are developed and manufactured.
The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.
Students from Wits University, in Johannesburg, during a protest for free education.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
Wages are low among hospitality workers, who are disproportionately female.
Women in minimum wage jobs earn 10% less than their male peers. Wages are systematically lower in jobs more commonly held by women.
Who will be left holding the potato?
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
Businessman and philanthropist Joe Ricketts shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his workers voted to unionize.
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Joe Ricketts abruptly shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his employees voted to unionize. Is what he did legal? And how could similar events be prevented in the future?
BMW recently opened a factory for aging workers in southern Germany.
Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels
The Holden auto plant in Adelaide.
While previous auto plant closures have seen many workers become long term unemployed, but firms, unions and the government have worked hard to retrain and transition workers.
Chrysler auto assembly workers work on the line assembling Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in Detroit, Michigan.
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.