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The autism advantage - why businesses are hiring autistic people

The autism advantage - why businesses are hiring autistic people

Organisations including software giant SAP, IBM and Westpac are hiring neurodiverse talent to give them an edge.

  • by Jewel Topsfield

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Embrace the change: Working from home is here to stay

Embrace the change: Working from home is here to stay

Working from home, when embraced with imagination by management, can extend to a wide variety of roles - perhaps wider than many appreciate if we move beyond Industrial-Age thinking.

  • by Jim Bright
My colleague says I should treat my COVID like a cold. Really?

My colleague says I should treat my COVID like a cold. Really?

Telling a sick worker to get on with it as “COVID is like a cold, and we don’t stop the economy for a cold” is not only unfair - it’s completely ludicrous.

  • by Jonathan Rivett
More than the Monday blues: Where to turn to when you’re struggling at work

More than the Monday blues: Where to turn to when you’re struggling at work

Resources abound for those deciding whether to disclose a mental health condition at work.

  • by Sue White
Having rich friends as a kid helps you climb the income ladder, study finds

Having rich friends as a kid helps you climb the income ladder, study finds

For poor children, living in an area where people have more friendships that cut across class lines significantly increases how much they earn in adulthood, an expansive study has found.

  • by Claire Cain Miller, Josh Katz, Francesca Paris and Aatish Bhatia
Survey: print media portrayal of teachers doesn’t help recruitment

Survey: print media portrayal of teachers doesn’t help recruitment

New research charts the rise of attention on “teacher quality”.

  • by Nicole Mockler
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The show must go on ... but what if it doesn’t?

The show must go on ... but what if it doesn’t?

It can feel embarrassing for any of us to ask for help. But for a person in the public eye, it can feel doubly so.

  • by Jim Bright
Let’s discuss turnover contagion, shift shock and great regret

Let’s discuss turnover contagion, shift shock and great regret

High staff turnover may trigger all sorts of emotions.

  • by Jonathan Rivett
Never mind home alone, interns arrive to empty offices

Never mind home alone, interns arrive to empty offices

“The last thing folks want is to do something that’s meant to be in-person on a Zoom.”

  • by Emma Goldberg
Actions have a positive impact on our school community

Actions have a positive impact on our school community

I enjoy being part of a diverse community that has a strong sense of social justice.

Upskilling programs provide smart start in new country

Upskilling programs provide smart start in new country

Programs to help refugees skill up in IT or work in retail are helping both employers and potential employees.

  • by Sue White