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Alcohol and work : patterns of use, workplace culture and safety. /

by Pidd, Ken | Berry, Jesia G | Harrison, James E | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.nceta.flinders.edu.au/workplace/documents/injcat82.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:17 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report on first survey. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Eckersley, Richard | Pallant, Julie.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. [Australian Unity] [2001]Description: 21p. : charts.Notes: Includes: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index; The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index Frequently asked questions; & The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : results at a glance : Aussies' ratings on personal wellbeing, national wellbeing, specific issues and trends. Media releases: New results from The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index post US attacks; New social indicator set to spark debate on quality of life; & Top ten tips from Australian Unity to help Aussies take charge of their wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australians at work : commentaries and sources. /

by Fox, Charles (ed.) | Lake, Marilyn (ed.).

Publisher: South Yarra, Vic. McPhee Gribble 1990Description: 268 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Being bossed around is bad for your health . /

by Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Trade Unions 2003Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building the capacity to innovate : the role of human capital /

by Smith, Andrew | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Courvisanos, Jerry | Tuck, Jacqueline.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: National Vocational Education and Training Research and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Bibliography p. 38Summary: In this paper, the authors examine the links between human resource management, including learning and development practices, and building innovation capacity. The survey component of the research found only limited evidence for the links between human resource management and innovation capacity, although some management practices such as the bundling of high performance work practices were found to have some association with innovation capacity. Subsequent case studies found a lack of understanding by large enterprises of the role of human resource management in fostering innovation capacity. This was seen to have implications for the tertiary education system in stimulating demand for innovation courses.Availability: (1)

Family-friendly work practices : differences within and between workplaces /

by Gray, Matthew | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Tudball, Jacqueline.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2002Summary: This study analyses the extent to which access to family-friendly work practices is influenced or determined by differential access within organisations as compared with differential access between organisations. The analysis is based upon the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey 1995 (AWIRS95), a linked employee—employer data set. The linked nature of the data allows information from employers and employees to be combined, providing a unique perspective on the incentives and constraints employers face when deciding which work practices to make available to which employees. These data allow the first large-scale study in Australia of differences in access to family-friendly work practices amongst employees working in the same workplace.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fostering enterprise : the innovation and skills nexus - research readings /

by Curtin, Penelope | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Stanwick, John | Beddie, Francesca | (eds).

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The main impetus for the interest in innovation is that it is seen to improve productivity at the firm level and therefore improved economic prosperity and living standards. This edited volume was commissioned by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations. The authors contribute a variety of views on innovation from different perspectives. Some of the main themes running throughout the book are reasons for firms innovating, the skills required for innovation and how innovation and skills development is supported by the training system, the firm and government. Innovation is seen as moving beyond research and development, to include new products, services and operational/organisational processes.Availability: (1)

Frontline Management : learner's guide : unit eight : develop and maintain a safe workplace and environment. /

by Chisholm Institute. Educational Development Services Department.

Publisher: Moorabbin, Vic. Chisholm Institute 1999Description: viii, 175 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167) Management at the frontline : workplace safety : learner's guide -- cover 1 CopyAvailability: No items available

How to get ahead without murdering your boss : six simple steps to actively manage your career /

by Burton, Helen | Webster, Vicki | Lees, Alison.

Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. A&A Book Publishing 2010Description: 220 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Chosen the wrong career path? Feel like you have more to offer? Resent how your work controls your life? Hate your boss? More than ninety percent of people indicate a lack of control over their careers, yet only five percent feel able to do something about it. How to Get Ahead Without Murdering Your Boss shows you how to take responsibility for your career, whether that means keeping the job that you love, making a career change or simply learning new skills to increase your employability.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving the quality of working life. /

by Lansbury, Russell D | Prideaux, Geoffrey J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Longman Cheshire 1978Description: 130 p. Bibliography.Availability: No items available

Keeping migrant workers informed : the role of unions in providing information to migrant workers. /

by Kiers, Deborah.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Centre for Urban Research and Action 1984Description: 55 [2] p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p [57]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living low paid : the dark side of prosperous Australia. /

by Masterman-Smith, Helen | Pocock, Barbara.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2008Description: xiv, 241 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 224-235. Into & out of work 2nd copy on order 2/12/09 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "Australia is more prosperous than at any other time in our history. Unemployment is at a record low, and the economy is performing well. Yet many Australians are working more for less and struggling to meet their basic needs, despite being employed. Living Low Paid investigates the Orwellian vision unfolding, often behind closed doors, in Australia's working heartland. The book challenges the low wage path to national prosperity by exposing the hard realities of living low paid for Australian workers today. In their own words, workers tell the costs of low pay for individuals, families and communities and the social fabric at large. Workers are increasingly being undermined by casualisation, hours of work and exploitative pay setting methods, while enormous tax breaks are given to the rich, jobs are 'outsourced', unions are muzzled and job entitlements such as sick pay, holiday pay and penalty rates are scrapped. The Rudd government's changes to industrial relations legislation only ameliorate the situation to some degree. Living Low Paid offers a biting account of Australia's growing underbelly. It is vital reading for anyone who cares about where Australia is heading."--Provided by publisher.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Organizing your workspace : a guide to personal productivity. /

by Pollar, Odette.

Publisher: Los Altos, CA Crisp Publications 1992Description: 92 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Polluted time /

by Fear, Josh | Australia Institute.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. Australia Institute Nov 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In the modern, technology-driven work environment, it is now possible to dictate what employees do when they are outside the workplace as well as in it. While one's 'free' time should normally be free of work demands, the ability to contact someone at any hour of the day by email or telephone often means that it is often interrupted by work. These new demands on non-work time via technology represent a form of soft control over workers and a new frontier in unpaid overtime.Availability: (1)

Productive diversity : a new, Australian model for work and management. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 1997Description: xii, 304 p. Bibliography: p.293-304.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reducing work life conflict : what works? : what doesn t? /

by Higgins, Chris | Duxbury, Linda | Lyons, Sean.

Publisher: [Ottawa, Canada] Health Canada 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4xbya' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Researchers have long been interested in understanding the strategies that individuals and families employ to cope with stressful events and circumstances. Although much has been written about coping strategies and processes, there has been a lack of integration among the researchers studying family coping, individual coping and organizational support for coping. As a result, these three fields have developed in relative isolation, despite the obvious overlap in their content. It is the intent of this report to provide a holistic picture of how strategies applied by the key stakeholders in the work life equation the individual, the family and the organization help employees cope with work life conflict. Accordingly, the key objective of this report is to identify coping strategies that are associated with lower levels of the four forms of work life conflict: role overload, work-to-family interference, family-to-work interference and caregiver strain.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Retrogreening offices in Australia : the story to create jobs : research report /

by Langdon, David.

Publisher: Brisbane, Queensland Green Building Council of Australia 2009Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The findings of this research shows that refurbishing a significant number of offices across Australia would create jobs for over 10,000 people in the construction industry. In turn this translates to as many as 27,000 new jobs across the broader economy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The capacity of state agencies to use the developmental approach: a case study of its use in a regional office of the the Victorian Community Welfare Services department. /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Third seminar paper presented to Seminar-workshop, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 21-22 May, 1981 1981Description: 13p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The no asshole rule : building a civilized workplace and surviving one that isn't. /

by Sutton, Robert I.

Publisher: New York, NY Warner Business Books 2007Description: 210 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-191) and index.Summary: "This book is more than just a reflection on the issue of social friction among corporate colleagues. Dr. Sutton sheds real analytical light on how this ongoing problem ruins morale, lowers productivity, and can truly devastate a company's culture. Sutton not only confronts this issue directly, but also provides extensive strategies and insights into how your company can pinpoint and eliminate this problem."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The role of the workplace in return to work /

by Barnett, Kate | Hordacre, Ann-Louise | Spoehr, John.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Australian Institute for Social Research. University of Adelaide 2010Description: 37p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "The return to work of an injured worker is influenced by a range of factors - some that relate to the worker, some to the environment outside of the workplace, and some to the workplace itself. This discussion paper provides an overview of research findings related to return to work and some guidelines, practical tools and examples considered to be most useful, from those reviewed, for organisations seeking to improve return to work following injury or illness. ; WorkCover SA commissioned the Australian Institute for Social Research (University of Adelaide) to undertake a research project designed to increase understanding of the factors in the workplace that affect the achievement of positive return-to-work outcomes." APO Weekly summaryAvailability: (1)

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