Focuses on the plight of casual workers who have lower job security and less attractive employment conditions.
How many employees in Australia are casuals?
23.9 per cent, or 2.2 million people
How has casualisation helped businesses?
Casualisation of the workforce has helped business reduce labour costs and create much-needed workforce flexibility.
Is casualisation good for everyone? why/why not?
Casualisation isn’t good for everyone;
- Industries rely so heavily on casual workers, who can change jobs at short notice, to the point where they could not function without them on any given day.
- Encouraging casual workers to be more innovative is a great challenge for business.
Businesses will need to rethink how they capture corporate knowledge and information from casual workers.
Companies will need to get much better at recruiting full-time employees from their casual workforce.
Companies will need to consider how the casualisation of their workforce will affect company culture and employee morale.
Explain how technological advances have changed the way people work and the types of jobs that are available today. In your answer, refer to specific examples.
Technological advances have changed the way people work and the jobs that are available today in many ways. Storing important files on a computer rather than in drawers, has made information easily accessible. Using e-mail allows businesses to communicate and send these files quickly to remote locations outside of an office. Different technologies include the self serve machines in the big supermarkets such as Woolworth’s. Having different technologies in the work force has created jobs to have limited employees, which means It will