JK Blog

June 2022

What does a minimum wage increase mean for you?

From groceries to petrol, there’s no doubt, the cost of living has fast risen. The new Labor Government is supporting an increase to the minimum wage, so what will this mean for you? Labor…...Read More
May 2022

Women: the solution to Australia’s jobs crunch

Australia is facing a critical labour and skills shortage. The National Skills Commission forecasts an additional 1.2 million workers will be needed to fill our skills gaps by 2026. Migration has been suggested as…...Read More
April 2022

Are you ready for a 4 day work week?

The current 5-day work week was introduced in the late 1940s. Today, countries like Belgium, Spain and Japan have joined an increasing list of nations making the move toward a four-day work week.  In…...Read More
March 2022

AI in Recruitment: Is it Good or Bad for Diversity?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has incredible potential to positively influence the diversity of new hires as well as reduce bias in recruitment, but it isn’t foolproof.  Diversity Council Australia recently partnered with Hudson RPO and…...Read More
February 2022

Is it time to leave your job?

In the workforce, we may have to face the difficult decision to leave an employer. These periods of transition can be challenging to navigate, so if you are considering leaving your current job, here…...Read More
January 2022

Workplace Trends for 2022

Workplaces have dramatically evolved over the past two years, so here are our top workplace trends for employers to watch for in 2022.  Hybrid work Research suggests remote working and work flexibility for many…...Read More
December 2021

Hospitality Staff Shortages

As we emerge from lockdown, the sight of busy cafes, pubs and restaurants brings a welcome sense of normality. However, with shortages in hospitality candidates, it’s anything but ‘back to normal’ for hospitality business…...Read More
November 2021

Job ads soar – but no one’s applying

In October, SEEK had more job ads than ever before. Seek suggests this resulted from a combination of easing COVID restrictions and businesses getting ready for the holiday period. In Victoria, job ads recorded…...Read More
October 2021

The ‘Great Resignation’ comes to Australia

Over the past several months, the US has seen millions of workers quit their jobs, in what has been dubbed ‘The Great Resignation’. With mid-career workers and those in tech and healthcare, quitting at…...Read More
September 2021

Gen Z pursue climate careers

New research from the U.S. suggests that as Gen Z graduate from university and enter the workforce, they are more likely than older generations to pursue career paths centred on addressing climate change. 76%…...Read More