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The changing workforce of education

The school year is back in full swing; a flux of new students and teachers set for the year. Research has shown that today’s Australians are more educated than ever before, with the number of students enrolled in full-time education at new records. But with the number of students set to rise over the next [...]

By |2018-02-27T08:31:55+10:00February 27th, 2018|Education, Workforce|0 Comments

How to improve workplace efficiency

Every business aims to optimise functionality and efficiency. Yes, we’re talking about the ‘do more with less’ euphemism. Maximising the ability for employees to focus their time and energy in the most critical areas of the business, reaching corporate objectives, all while reducing spend and boosting workplace morale. Sounds impossible, right? It doesn’t have to [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:32:46+10:00February 14th, 2018|Workforce|0 Comments

The importance of promoting employee well-being

The casual workforce is a sporadic, intensive and ever-changing. With such vastly moving structural dynamics, there is a significant need for management to help develop a sense of consistency and foundational support for casual employees. A part of this is prioritising the promotion of employee well-being. A recent news story reported that night shift nurses [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:33:06+10:00January 19th, 2018|Health, Workforce|0 Comments

The benefits of automating shift shortfalls

The workforce is an ever-changing environment. From the rise of the gig economy, to the vast growth of technological advancements; there’s lots to keep up with. At ShiftMatch, we understand that managers are busy enough, without the added pressure of trying to fill unexpected roster vacancies. The workflows surrounding shortfalls can often be extremely time-consuming, [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:33:30+10:00December 14th, 2017|Software, Workforce|0 Comments

Four ways to retain your casual employees

The Australian workforce looks different than it did in the past and the mindset of employees is changing. Gone are the days of the regimented 8 to 5 work schedule, as workers move away from more traditional permanent arrangements and opt for hours that suit their individual needs. According to data from the Australian Bureau [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:35:45+10:00November 23rd, 2017|Workforce|0 Comments

The benefits of training your casual employees

Training casual staff is critical to the development and overall efficiency of an organisation, yet there’s often reluctance shown towards it. Why? Because training entails resources, time, materials and can be a costly exercise. However, when the workplace operates using technologies like ShiftMatch, regular training and communication is a necessity to ensure not only the [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:33:54+10:00November 9th, 2017|Workforce|0 Comments

The key to motivating your casual employees

Casual employees are important to organisations of all sizes, and these workers make up approximately one-quarter of Australia’s entire workforce. With long shifts, irregular hours and minimal contractual commitment, there can be a level of long-term uncertainty. This is why management needs to place due focus on retention strategies, to keep casual employees motivated and [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:34:15+10:00October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized, Workforce|0 Comments

Introducing a new technology into your workplace

There is absolutely no denying the power of technology in increasing workplace productivity, improving internal communications and helping managers to make better, faster decisions. But with the introduction of technical innovations, comes the sceptics and naysayers, who are resistant to adopting new technologies. For many managers, this can prove a significant challenge, as the implementation [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:34:49+10:00September 27th, 2017|Software, Workforce|0 Comments

Streamlining communication in a casualised workforce

Communication is undeniably one of the most important aspects of management in an organisation. Not only does communication help to keep employees informed, but it also creates a culture of open dialogue and empowers them to take ownership of the flow of information. Effective communication is imperative to the success and retention of employees, and [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:38:27+10:00September 10th, 2017|Workforce|0 Comments

Cracking Australia’s casual workforce

The casualisation of Australia’s workforce has been topical in recent years, with more than two million Australians or one-quarter of the workforce, now casually employed. This shift challenges the structural norm of the 8 to 5 model, indicating there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for employers and employees. So, why are both Australian [...]

By |2019-07-08T22:36:44+10:00August 29th, 2017|Workforce|0 Comments