Global trust in professions: who do global citizens trust?

The Ipsos Global Trust in Professions survey, completed online by adults aged 16-74 in 22 countries including Australia, showed that while the most trustworthy profession varies across the countries covered, there is greater agreement on the professions considered to be untrustworthy.

Investigating best practice to prevent illness and disease in tunnel construction workers

This report highlights the true "health" in the health and safety of the tunnel construction industry.

Immersed in the future: a roadmap of existing and emerging technology for career exploration

This roadmap highlights, in an accessible way, some existing and emerging digital technologies and their potential to create deeper and authentic learning opportunities in school and post-school education. Like all useful roadmaps, this report does two things. Firstly, it charts some broad directions in the...

Australia's STEM workforce

A new report by the Office of the Chief Scientist provides the first detailed analysis of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce. By investigating the demographics, industries, occupations and salaries of STEM workers, the report is a valuable resource for students, teachers...

Amplifying human potential: education and skills for the fourth industrial revolution

Brings together the views of young people from around the world to the global debate about the importance of skills and education. Introduction The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is leading us into a period of great transformation. Infosys believes that the technologies that...

Organizing for the future

Platform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human-capital management back where it belongs—on humans. The best way to organize corporations—it’s a perennial debate. But the discussion is becoming more urgent as digital technology begins to penetrate the labor force. Although consumers have largely gone...

What young graduates do when they leave study

Summary: This report focuses on the destinations of young domestic graduates. It complements our recent publication What young graduates earn when they leave study which looks at the earnings of young graduates who remain in New Zealand. In this report, we focus on differences in...
Briefing paper

Supporting careers: mentoring or sponsorship?

This paper explores the differences between mentoring and sponsorship for women in the workforce and outlines the benefits and the drawbacks for both.


Smart.Digital.Connected investigates how Australian organisations participate and benefit in the digital economy, and how they are preparing to engage in the future. This research highlights how businesses are reaping productivity, efficiency, profit and growth rewards from the use of digital tools across their organisations. It...

Do employers discriminate by gender? A field experiment in female-dominated occupations

This paper tests for gender discrimination by sending fake CVs to apply for entry-level jobs. Female candidates are more likely to receive a callback, with the difference being largest in occupations that are more female-dominated.