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42% of Australia’s older workers have lost their job or had hours reduced amid pandemic
Over half of older workers in Australia have been financially impacted by the pandemic, according to a recently released survey from Humanforce.
One in four Kiwis looking to upskill to boost employability
The nation may be in the middle of a coronavirus skills boom.
Australian organisations failing to support employees in remote working
“Remote working is here to stay into the near future and even after the virus, so now is the time for business leaders to evaluate and address how to future-proof their approach and optimise performance.”
Talent RISE and Skillsoft target youth unemployment problem with online courses
Recognising that upskilling is essential for this demographic as they seek work, Skillsoft has provided access to free learning content to the young people Talent RISE supports to enable them to learn valuable skills and become work ready.
Company-X cofounder joins Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group
David Hallett was elected as the group’s information and communication technology (ICT) and creative representative, where he will help to increase opportunities for those who have become unemployed and those who want to make a career in ICT.
Cisco crowned one of the best places to work in Australia
“This is such a proud moment for our Cisco Australia & New Zealand team to be recognised at the #1 Best Place to Work in Australia."
Employers "bullish" on full-time positions despite economic fallout from COVID
"They see value in having a stable workforce with the knowledge and experience needed to meet ongoing client demands."
Goanna Solutions brings AWS re/Start programme to Australia
“We are committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive technology sector and creating new opportunities for our graduates as they become entry-level cloud practitioners."
Alteryx launches free data science course, looks to upskill global workforce
“COVID-19 underscores the importance of something we’ve believed in for a long time - data analytics technology complements and enhances our human capabilities."
Q&A: myInterview cofounder Benjy Gillman talks recruitment in 2020 & beyond
"We use video in so many facets of our lives - and even more so now - how has recruiting and hiring not caught up?"
People + Work Connect aims to bridge employment gap during tough times
People + Work Connect will bring together companies whose workforces are laid off due to COVID-19 with those in urgent need of workers.
COVID-19 employment engagement surveys released
Free templates for emergency response employment engagement surveys have been created to help support organisations throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
Data theft & fraud lead to growth in employment screening services
According to research data from PreciseSecurity, the entire global employment screening services market could reach US$4.8 billion by 2023, reflecting a 7.5% year on year growth.
We’re still not ready for AI’s impact on employment
Australian individuals and companies “will need new skills and frameworks to be equipped to navigate the inevitable change ahead.”
Skilled employment in tech roles to boost Thailand 4.0
A new report from Michael Page says that the country will attract investments in the areas of artificial intelligence, automation, manufacturing, infrastructure, and agritech.
Hnry and CFFC urge Government to reconsider KiwiSaver for the self-employed
Hnry CEO James Fuller says that without any equivalent of the employer contribution, the majority of independent earners aren’t engaging with KiwiSaver at all, as they don’t see it as being a valuable investment.
Multinational firms face global HR challenges
Multinational firms are finding it more difficult to employ staff at every stage of the employee lifecycle, particularly when different countries’ labour laws are often difficult to understand.
Aus-based employment platform raises AU$22m in funding round
Leading this round of funding was SEEK, the employment marketplace, with participation from OneVentures and AirTree Ventures. This round of funding brings the company’s valuation to more than AU$100 million.
NZX-listed PaySauce raises $1.5m
"we have evolved into a platform to streamline interactions between employees and employers," says PaySauce CEO Asantha Wijeyeratne.
Kiwi employees increasingly unsatisfied at work
“A new financial year is fast approaching, which traditionally brings fresh activity to the jobs market as new budgets are set and employers look to add to their headcount.”
Xero champions workplace mental health for SMBs
“When it comes to mental health, our statistics in New Zealand are truly awful. Too many Kiwis are struggling and often don’t know where or who to turn to."
Bias & discrimination stunting career progression, claim employees
If you feel like you’ve been held back from career progression because of discrimination, you are not alone according to a report from recruiting firm Hays.
Fuji Xerox staff stick to their guns in second day of strike action
Fuji Xerox has admitted outright that its financial troubles have had a significant impact on its workforce, with more than $370 million worth of losses written off in the last two years.
IT employers having to up salaries and bonuses to attract talent
As the modern economy relies increasingly on data, it’s certainly a good time to be working in IT.