Workforce and Workplace

Essential for the prosperity and productivity of all Australia, 2020 will see continued discussions on the CEDA stage about the workforce and workplace and the future of work.

How do we invest in skills for a lifetime of work, retain a strong safety net and support productivity through engagement and collaboration?

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  • Labour market tracking: first COVID-19 impacts hit young people hardest | In the first in a regular series on the Australian labour market for CEDA's Recovery: coming back better project, CEDA Senior Economist, Gabriela D'Souza, shows that COVID-19 is already having a significant impact on the labour market, particularly among young people.
  • Business as usual approach to future of work not an option | The nature of the future of work is changing; where we work, the way we work, what we will do for work and the standard of living that the work will provide, Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Shannon Fentiman, told a CEDA audience in Brisbane.
  • Automation – embracing the change | Between 25-46 per cent of all workforce activity in Australia could be automatable by 2030, McKinsey & Co Chairman – Asia, Oliver Tonby told a CEDA audience in Perth.
  • Addressing age bias in the workplace | We need to change the paradigm on how we think about age and generational stereotypes in the workplace, Randstad Chief Executive Officer (ANZ, South East Asia, India), Frank Ribuot, has told a CEDA audience.
  • New technologies mean job redefinition | The change in technology and business process mean we need to redefine jobs, McKinsey Global Institute, Director and Senior Partner, Dr Jacques Bughin, has told a CEDA audience in Melbourne.


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