• That Instagram post may cost you more than you think

    Chris Culnane     |      August 23, 2019

    We don’t really know how social media posts are being used or evaluated by banks. We need greater transparency around exactly how our data will be used and the ability to challenge decisions.

  • Improving the finance sector for all Australians

    Chris Culnane     |      August 22, 2019

    Trust in our financial services has been shaken by scandals, but in a new white paper, FinFuture, researchers show how the system can be reformed to protect citizen’s financial well-being.

  • Age diversity is good for business

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      August 21, 2019

    The social consensus around the value of productive ageing has not been reflected in business practices, and so fresh approaches are required: a report from the recent GAP Roundtable identifies the biggest barrier to mature-age employment.

  • The myth of female multi-tasking

    Open Forum     |      August 16, 2019

    Women may have more to juggle in terms and work and family, but they performed no better than men in a new study investigating different types of multitasking.

  • Workers are getting shortchanged by employers

    Sarah Kaine     |      August 3, 2019

    The theft of wages and benefits from low paid and vulnerable workers is on the rise and companies and bosses should be called out and punished accordingly.

  • Australian firms remain ill-prepared to tackle modern slavery

    Open Forum     |      July 29, 2019

    New research from the University of South Australia finds that Australian businesses are ill-prepared for mandatory modern slavery reporting.

  • Our obsession with performance is changing our sense of self

    Dan Caprar     |      July 20, 2019

    Work already affects many people’s sense of self-worth, but now new research confirms that it’s not only what we do, but how good we are at it, that affects how we see ourselves.

  • Lessons from successful family businesses

    Graeme Lofts     |      July 19, 2019

    A new book, Family Business Success Stories, describes the journeys of eight Australian families who have led their businesses through more than 100 years and a total of 39 generations.

  • The new work mindset in South West Victoria

    Kelly Fawcett     |      July 1, 2019

    FYA’s New Work Mindset research report analysed 2.7 million Australian job advertisements and found seven job clusters whose skills are more closely related and portable than previously thought.

  • Australia can learn from New Zealand’s older workforce

    Open Forum     |      June 25, 2019

    There’s a lot we can learn from the Kiwis about how we keep our older employees in the workforce, according to an Edith Cowan University workplace expert.

  • The problem can be how we think about problems

    Ibrar Khan     |      June 24, 2019

    If you’re struggling with contradictory demands at work, adopting a “paradoxical” mindset could help, according to a UNSW Business academic.

  • Consumers are paralysed by a plethora of choice

    Robert Slonim     |      June 19, 2019

    Energy companies and other firms use an avalanche of choice to appear competitive but in effect they bamboozle the consumer into inaction through an excess of impenetrable options.