In Today's Media

25,000 public service jobs threatened by government's 'digital transformation' (31/07/2015)
More than 25,000 public servants around Australia will be put out of work by government digital advances in the next 10 years, according to Deloitte Access Economics.
Source: Canberra Times

Ruling forces Grill'd store to increase wages (31/07/2015)
A Grill'd burger store at the centre of a bitter workplace feud will be forced to increase wages after an employee applied to terminate a WorkChoices-era pay deal. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/ruling-forces-grilld-store-to-increase-wages-20150730-ginn8q.html#ixzz3hQzuOzUc
Source: The Age

Spirit of Tasmania: Claims foreign workers being flown in for refurbishments despite promises to use locals (31/07/2015)
Just days away from the unveiling of the first of the upgraded Spirit of Tasmania Bass Strait ferries, there are claims up to 100 foreign tradesmen have been carrying out the work.
Source: ABC

Michael Kimmel tells how to stop the angry white men wreaking havoc in your workplace (31/07/2015)
If you are lucky enough to have privilege, you don't tend to see it, says American sociologist Michael Kimmel. So how do you alter people's perceptions of others and their own sense of entitlement?
Source: Australian Financial Review

Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater on performance reviews (31/07/2015)
NAB announces its decision to scrap the annual performance review process as Microsoft, Adobe, Deloitte and Accenture all take the same action, or are in the process of doing so.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Sick of your open-plan office? Here are some gadgets to fight back (30/07/2015)
Studies show that open offices can hurt productivity and lead to dissatisfied employees. (That's a lose-lose, in case you're keeping track.) So it should be no surprise that workers faced with unfortunate office architecture have come up with creative ways to cope.
Source: Australian Financial Review

NAB embraces the end of performance reviews (30/07/2015)
National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn has joined the growing number of senior executives questioning the value of annual performance reviews. In an interview with Chanticleer to coincide with his first year as CEO, Thorburn says he wants NAB to shift to a performance culture that "gets driven less by the tools, less by the incentive schemes, less by the frameworks and more by the conversations that senior people have with their people".
Source: Australian Financial Review

Trade union royal commission witness arrested in Canberra Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/trade-union-r (30/07/2015)
A witness at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was arrested in Canberra on Wednesday night. Tuungafasi Manase will face the ACT Magistrates Court Thursday morning.
Source: Canberra Times

Revealed: the cost of bullying and violence in the Australian Public Service (30/07/2015)
The annual bill to taxpayers for bullying, harassment and "occupational violence" in the public service is now approaching $80 million.
Source: Canberra Times

Providing more autonomy is a key to managing happy, productive staff (29/07/2015)
Managers who design jobs with a high level of autonomy promote a stronger sense of control among workers, new research based on Australian data has found.
Source: Australian Financial Review

Myer to lay off staff, cut hours as part of major rostering changes (28/07/2015)
Staff at Myer’s stores in Hobart and Launceston will be asked to put up their hands for voluntary redundancy and move from part-time to casual or work less hours.
Source: The Mercury

Sacked Grill'd employee Kahlani Pyrah reinstated, paving way for wage case (28/07/2015)
sacked Grill'd employee has been temporarily reinstated, clearing the way for her wage deal dispute to proceed before the national workplace tribunal this week.
Source: The Age

Should you soldier on at work? (28/07/2015)
Is it better to keep fronting up with lurgies strike, or should we down tools and stay at home?
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

ACTU predicts early federal election (27/07/2015)
The ACTU believes Prime Minister Tony Abbott will call an early election before the May budget and is ramping up its grassroots campaign. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/actu-predicts-early-federal-election-20150726-gikrx1.html#ixzz3h3QKwKLx
Source: The Age