Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot outlines some of the changes over the last four decades in when, how and where we work.
The purpose of this guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework through which both private enterprises and public sector...
Good Practice Note: Preventing and responding to sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Australian higher education sector
This publication is intended to support higher education providers to better understand, prevent, identify and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Workplace wellness: Industry associations are well placed and some are ready to take a more active role in workplace health
This research suggests that across many industry sectors, larger industry associations (IAs) are ready to take a more active role in workplace health initiatives and are well placed to promote these to member organisations.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which swept across the globe in the early months of 2020, has rapidly accelerated long-standing trends in labour markets and economies around the world. Income inequality, precarious work and the digitisation of the economy are now issues that policymakers must grapple with...
This report is based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,300 responses from across the disability sector in March 2020. It reveals that a key concern for workers is the rising casualisation of the workforce, with many staff having to work less than full...
This briefing paper reviews research on working from home and how it affects workers and families to offer some insights on the potential benefits and pitfalls of this COVID-19 induced shift in working patterns.
In this inquiry report. the Australian Human Rights Commission proposes a new approach for government, employers and the community, to better prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace and provide leadership and innovation in addressing this complex and difficult issue.
In the midst of political, social, demographic and technological changes taking place in the UK, the world of work is rapidly evolving. This report reveals persistent issues around the relationships between employment, ethnicity and mental health, and underlines that there are enduring inequalities in the...
This research took a qualitative phenomenological approach to explore teachers’ experiences of consciously using positive psychology strategies. Findings reveal that when teachers intentionally use PERMA positive psychology strategies that they report flow on effects to their own wellbeing, teaching practice and to students’ learning.