Australian Employer, Roy Morgan Research, has been fined $52,000 after denying a working mother returning from maternity leave flexible working hours and making her position redundant.
We all know how a cluttered working environment can stress us out more than the actual workload, leading to feelings of anxiety. But, according to Clinical Psychologist, Dr Suzy Green, small organisational steps can help open up a world of clarity and productivity.
Many employees find the subject of salary difficult to broach with their manager, especially women. There is a hesitation among female employees to negotiate a salary increase in Australian workplaces due to a lack of confidence.
LinkedIn is one of the most utilized social media channels for job hunting and referrals. Boasting 433 million users, LinkedIn is rapidly growing and will grow more since it was purchased by tech giant Microsoft.
It is not a secret that English is the international language nowadays. Everyone is supposed to speak English as it is the language of education, business and trade and of course the Internet. What is the best way to learn this foreign language? To live in the English speaking environment. However, you can still learn […]
From a young age, most of us are encouraged to chase our dreams. However, this wasn’t the case for artist Megan Adams, who overcame many roadblocks to enter The Archibald Prize this year with her portrait of Wayne Bennett.
Award winning business owner and advocate for women in the construction industry, Tammy Stanton, has launched ‘Women in Power’, a not-for-profit association helping to advance the progress of women in construction.
What could be more stereo typically male than a game of poker? Fortunately this is well on the way to being a thing of the past with women players now winning some of the biggest prizes in the world of professional poker.
Click Frenzy Mayhem maybe over for another year, but you can still can pick up a bargain on clothing, shoes and accessories for the office from these fashion retailers in Australia and overseas.
While the recent boom and incredible projects worldwide on the horizon are cause for celebration, the construction industry has a long way to go towards promoting a fairer workspace for men and women.
Melbourne Lawyer, Bianca Mazzarella from McDonald Murholme says that in Australia, a working woman can refuse to wear an item of clothing if the direction is not reasonable and it is discriminatory.
Melbourne Lawyer Francessca Lee says the Fair Work Act protects working mothers from facing consequences for requesting flexible working hours, taking parental leave or exercising their workplace rights.
Dr Kay Patterson has been appointed as the new Age Discrimination Commissioner. Dr Patterson will replace outgoing Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan, when she steps down in August 2016.
Employment lawyer Francessca Lee explains what can be done to tackle gender discrimination, what to do if you are discriminated against for being a woman and what Australian laws protect your rights as a woman in the workplace.
Job interviews are an intimidating ordeal for anyone, and recent graduates in particular. Our interview advice for recent graduates will help you make a great first impression and nail both the pre-interview prep and the deciding moment itself.
A cluttered desk makes for a cluttered mind – and the same goes for a cluttered inbox, desktop, filing cabinet, or daily schedule. Untidiness can threaten our careers, mental health with stress, and poor work performance.
Soozey Johnstone, author of “I Am the Problem: 9 Obstacles That Suck Away Organisational Success – and How Every Leader Can Overcome Them” discusses what every girl needs to know about high school, career and business.
Because women in science have the power to change the world, the L’Oreal Foundation in partnership with UNESCO have launched a Manifesto to tackle the under-representation of women in the sciences.
For decades, I’ve led an all female team of funeral directors who’ve made it their mission to provide support for those who are in mourning. Here are two insights into life as funeral director and as a business woman.
We’ve gathered these 5 quick fixes for your Linkedin profile and all you’ll need is 10 minutes tops for each of these small changes that’ll make a big difference in establishing the right impression on business associates and potential employers.
Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie Jamies, is urging both employers and employees to check the pay rates and entitlements that apply to their workplace for the Easter long weekend.
REA Group has launched one of the most innovative parental leave schemes in the Australian technology industry, offering employees six months paid parental leave for primary caregivers and three months of paid leave for secondary carers/partners.
With the introduction of ParentsNext, single parents receiving Parenting Payment in 10 Local Government Areas will be required to attend appointments, sign a Participation Plan and participate in activities preparing them for work, or have their Parenting Payment suspended.
If for no other reason, we need International Women’s Day in western societies in 2016 to motivate male dominated industries in particular, to stop and think about how they are contributing to gender inequality. DDB’s #TalentHasNoGender is a perfect example.
Women are under-represented in high-paying jobs in engineering and information technology and this trend can be traced to the high school subjects girls choose, according to the report from the University’s Melbourne Institute Gendered Selection of STEM Subjects for Matriculation.
In 2016 women aren’t just presenting the weather, they’re also providing the forecasts. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, almost 50 percent of graduate meteorologists are now women.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Westpac has released research that reveals women earn less than men at every stage of their career, highlighting why the 2016 International Women’s Day theme is #PledgeForParity
Launching on International Women’s Day, ‘She Works Wonders’ will profile women pushing boundaries in medicine, charitable deeds, technology, entrepreneurship, politics, design, leadership, sport and business.
For much of her career, Stephanie Slattery had gone the traditional route, working for various firms and agencies but with the birth of her first child, she decided to become a freelancer so she could have more flexibility.
Having provided care and support for members of her own family with a disability for 20 years, Debbie Bradly has always found her job satisfaction through, what she terms as, “People-centred Careers”.
Now in its 19th year, The International Women’s Day Debate returns to Australia this week, to reignite debate around the topical question: ‘Men and Women – equal at last?’
A new report released today by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reveals that among top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid on average $100,000 more per year than women.
So you’re looking for a hands-on, practical kind of career, but you’re not sure which is best for you. There are lots of options out there, but here are some of the best right now.
It is abundantly clear that Australians are not aware of how recognition of prior learning (RPL) works and how it can save them time and money when it comes to securing a valuable qualification.
Lawyer and current Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has been appointed to the position of Sex Discrimination Commissioner for a term of five years.
The founder and CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, Melissa Abu-Gazaleh says if there are men in Australia supporting the group ‘Return of Kings’, it shows there is still so much education needed.
Congratulations go out to Jenni Pilcher, on her appointment to the dual role of global CFO for Mach7 and CEO of ASX-listed company 3D Medical Limited, at a time when the two companies are preparing to merge.
You can’t talk about insecure work without talking about gender. This is what Julie Kun, Deputy CEO of WIRE will be telling the Victorian Government Inquiry into Labour and Insecure Work on 9 February 2016.
Whether you’re entering high school, starting a university degree, or enrolling in vocational education and training, establishing good study habits is vital for successful completion of any course of study.
Impressing at any job interview is all about what questions to expect, how to answer them and looking at your overall enthusiasm and behaviour during the interview.