Amid the coronavirus crisis, most public sector workers were granted the right to work from home. Being able to work from home came with additional costs, such as new office equipment, higher electricity and internet bills. Some of you may be wondering how and what you can claim in expenses when working from home.
Most adults get around two to three colds a year, and children get even more. In terms of the flu, there are around 3-5 million severe cases of influenza worldwide each year and 290,000 to 650,000 deaths.
Working in the public sector means we often talk about the characteristics that can make us more successful in our careers, not as often do we turn our attention to what’s holding us back.
In the past twenty years, WA’s public sector has gone from face-to-face interactions, to entire agencies looking to go online. As our technology moves forward, our communication skills need to move with it.
Minimum wage is sustaining rule that makes sure low-paid workers don’t fall below the poverty line.
Unfortunately in recent years, the cost of living has sky-rocketed and workers on minimum wage are falling further and further behind.
One in five Australian government employees, in a Queensland University of Technology study of over 600, are experiencing or observing workplace cyberbullying.
Budget cuts for staff in any workplace brings with it a number of risks – spiralling overtime, higher levels of stress and an expectation that everyone left needs to ‘step up.’ What happens when ‘stepping up’ or ‘embracing change’ means that your Job Description Form (JDF) suddenly becomes unrecognisable to you?