The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its average weekly earnings report which does exactly what it says on the tin. By taking the average weekly earnings and multiplying them by 52, it's possible to work out the average annual wage in Australia. Here's how much you want to be earning.
As you've doubtlessly heard by now, the Federal Government is slashing Sunday penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of Aussie workers. If you work in hospitality, entertainment or retail you're understandably a bit miffed right now. But how will the changes affect your take-home pay? Here are the answers to all your questions.
Most of us have at least one coworker we can’t stand. Maybe it’s because they chew loudly. Perhaps it’s because they bully the innocent. Whatever the reason, it can be difficult to work alongside someone who you find annoying, unprofessional, or just plain rude.
Luckily, there are ways to tackle the many varieties of obnoxious people. It just takes patience, tact and the ability to see the big picture. With that in mind, here are 16 types of coworkers you absolutely can’t stand — and how to deal with each of them.
As you're doubtlessly aware, anything you publicly share online can end up in the hands of a prospective boss when you apply for a new job. Indeed, the number of employers actively searching social media accounts has increased by 500 per cent in the last decade.
You might think your social media accounts are private and/or faux-pas free - but it definitely pay to double check. As this infographic from Rawhide explains, there are many ways your social media "brand" can affect your chances at landing a new job - for better or for worse.
The average person changes jobs roughly ten to fifteen times throughout their career. So, it’s in your interest to diversify your skills when you can. Fortunately, doing so is easy when you have over 1,000 career-building courses at your disposal...and this lifetime subscription to the Virtual Training Company will go a long way towards that.
It may be that, on the basis of a reference, you do not get the job or the scholarship or the finance for which you were applying. Given the wide application of defamation law in Australia, you'd expect to have some legal recourse in the event of an unfairly harsh reference. The reality is a bit different, however. We take a look at your options.
If you want to stand out in the office or during your next interview, then picking up the Multi-Faceted Microsoft Office Professional Bundle is a solid move.
This year, Australia Day falls on a Thursday, which means we're all expected to return to work on Friday. (Boo-urns!) Consequently, a lot of workers will be contemplating faking an illness so they can really cut loose on Australia Day and then enjoy a four-day weekend. But what do bosses think about this?