Leading the way with research in to the future of work in Australia, Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics will launch the Centre for Workforce Futures on 5 June 2012.
The centre will be launched by Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten, Executive Dean Mark Gabbott and Centre for Workforce Futures Director Ray Markey.
Today’s employers, employees, workplace regulators and legislators face complex workforce challenges. To achieve the best outcomes for individual organisations and for the economy they need to understand and address a variety of critical issues affecting employee engagement and productivity.
The Centre for Workforce Futures will aim to deepen this understanding with research into the future of Australian workplaces and issues including diversity, an aging workforce, recruitment, structural shifts in the labour market and productivity.
“All of these workplace issues will have a direct and significant impact on employee engagement, business profitability and national competitiveness,” Centre for Workforce Futures Director Ray Markey said.
“Without specialist expertise and access to relevant research in all of these areas, managing any of them is virtually impossible. This centre will benefit policy makers, employers and employees by providing them with data and analyses for informed decision making about the workforce of the future.”
The university has assembled one of the largest concentrations of expertise in the Asia Pacific region in employment relations, labour economics, demography and labour law to contribute to the research done by the centre.
Date: Tuesday 5 June 2012
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm
Where: Macquarie University Art Gallery, E11A, North Ryde campus
About Macquarie University Faculty of Business & Economics
Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in addition to strong academic research in the fields of accounting and finance, actuarial studies, business, economics, marketing and management. http://www.businessandeconomics.mq.edu.au/