The results of a survey conducted by researchers at the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing with 272 Australian paramedics has revealed the invaluable role of family, friends and work supervisors’ support as they go about their job. With three years’ funding from the Australia Research Council Linkage program (LP160100004) and industry partners United Voice (QLD and NT branches) and the Ambulance […]
The barista at your local coffee chain might be underpaid, but there’s probably not a whole lot the franchisor is going to do about it. The Franchise Council of Australia has indicated that franchisors are very keen to commit to their legal obligations publically, to avoid being put in the same basket as 7-Eleven. However, […]
Franchisor's responsibility is different to that of the franchisee.
A team of Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) researchers, in conjunction with a member of Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University (Associate Professor David Greenfield), has recently published a paper in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care focusing on the role of accreditation bodies in influencing human resource management (HRM) performance outcomes in […]
A 2012 report from The Franchise Council of Australia highlights around 700 000 people to be employed by franchises nationally. Interestingly though, only one third of franchisors employed human resources (HR) or industrial relations (IR) professionals, or provided access to such advice for franchisees; nor did they conduct internal audits into how franchisees executed employment […]
In 2013, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported more than one quarter of a million full-time equivalent persons to be employed in Australia’s public hospitals. As the most resource-intensive element of the healthcare system (with about 62 per cent of recurrent expenditure), the sector is under constant pressure to implement organisational change […]