Labour market

NARROWER TERMS
Working paper

The role of labour market information in guiding educational and occupational choices

Drawing upon the insights of behavioural economics, this paper examines how learners access and use information, and what this implies for the design of public study and career choice websites that aim to effectively support student choice.
Report

The Australian cyber security skills and jobs NSW study

In early 2020, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) partnered with NSW Treasury to undertake a research project to identify potential cyber security skills gaps and look at the impact of COVID-19 on the local cyber security industry.
Policy report

Averting an escalating labour market crisis for young people in Australia: a proposed national Job Cadet program

Since the global financial crisis (GFC), young people have been facing a particularly challenging labour market compared with other age groups, characterised by higher levels of unemployment and underemployment than in the previous decade and relative difficulty in obtaining jobs. This paper makes the case...
Strategy

Blueprint: regional and community job deals

This blueprint advances CPD’s work on improving employment services in place by showing how this approach can be scaled up across the nation in pivotal regions and places. It illustrates a pathway for implementing, governing and funding place-based initiatives for long-lasting impact on Australia's jobs...
Report

Emerging occupations: how new skills are changing Australian jobs

The National Skills Commission has developed a data-driven approach to identify emerging occupations within Australia. By identifying emerging skills and looking at how these skills change existing jobs, emerging or new jobs in the labour market can be identified, and planning can be undertaken to...
Report

Human capital as an asset: an accounting framework to reset the value of talent in the new world of work

The coronavirus pandemic is a defining moment for business leaders as they reset the workforce, restore stability and strive to achieve growth in a sustainable manner that benefits all stakeholders. This paper argues that business organisations should seek to work towards a more holistic approach...
Report

Beyond the gig economy: empowering the self-employed workforce

Self-employment has risen significantly over the past two decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragile nature of work for many people in the UK – and the self-employed workforce is no exception. This report brings to the fore some of the shared challenges faced...
Guide

Property, construction and modern slavery

This guide has been prepared to help the property and construction industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply...
Working paper

Migration and skills for the low‑carbon transition

This paper aims to set out some of the key challenges around the labour and skills needs of the low-carbon transition, and explores opportunities where migrant workers can help meet gaps and support societies in their low-carbon transition. It aims to stimulate further debate by...
Journal article

The powers of Australian retail workers as a section of the global working class

By analysing the powers of Australian retail workers, this article demonstrates that the three-dimensional view on power has the capacity not only to assess workers’ power in direct, day-today struggles, but also to highlight and assess the systemic causes and effects of those struggles.