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Beam me up boss…

These days, there’s a range of video conferencing technologies on offer to allow employees working remotely to connect with their colleagues. Not content with the humble conference call however, HC Mag reports that workers in Silicone Valley have taken this one step further with the introduction of ‘beaming’, made possible via a 5-ft tall robotic mobile…

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Employers to receive $1000 bonus for hiring mature-aged workers

Minister for Employment & Participation Kate Ellis, yesterday launched a new initiative to encourage businesses to hire more mature-aged workers. The Experience+ Jobs Bonus will provide a $1000 bonus to businesses who hire a new mature-aged candidate, as part of a program of incentives designed to assist mature-age workers find and keep work. The candidate must…

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Welcome to the Creative Future of Work…

Once again the new year is upon us, and with it comes an opportunity to empty our inboxes, clear the clutter and take a fresh approach to work in 2013. But while we all start out in January with a host of good intentions, once the phone begins to ring, it’s easy to fall into…

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New Year changes to the Fair Work Act

Following the passing of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2012, a number of changes to the Fair Work Act will take place from 1 January 2013. To assist Catholic employers in understanding the impact of these changes, CCER has summarised those amendments most relevant to employers below. The most prominent change is an amendment to the…

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