Australian Human Resources

HRM Guide Updates

Managing people, human capital and culture - Human Resource Management (HRM) is critical for business success. HRM Guide publishes articles and news releases about HR surveys, employment law, human resource research, HR books and careers that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Search all of HRM Guide
Custom Search

IR pincer movement to catch the poor?

October 10 2005 - The Brotherhood of St Laurence today warned that Australia's poorest households were at risk of being caught in a pincer movement between the Federal Government's Industrial Relations changes and its Welfare to Work strategy.

"On the one hand the Government is taking the welfare out of work, loosening Australia's traditional system of the minimum wage and the welfare component in wage structure," Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence said today.

"On the other hand, through its welfare-to-work proposals, the Government is trying to get people off welfare and back into the workforce.

"Yet the government is not investing in the skill development that is required to ensure the very same people will be able to secure a decent job that will enable them to live in modest comfort.

"The risk is that the working poor will become a permanent feature of Australian society.

"Unless the social implications are more carefully thought through those with the least skills, the least personal resources and the least networks are likely to be caught up in a "churn" between unemployment and a succession of low paid, low skilled, short term jobs.

"This will be insufficient to lift people out of hardship and will leave them teetering on the edges of poverty on a permanent basis."


PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Kit
by Sandra M Reed and James J. Galluzzo III

Must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.

PHR Study Guide 2019-20

PHR Study Guide 2019-2020: PHR Certification Preparation and Practice Test Prep Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam

Essential HR

The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional
  This fully updated 10th anniversary edition is packed with information, tools, checklists, sample forms, and timely tips to guide you through the maze of personnel issues in today's complex business environment.

HRM Guide makes minimal use of cookies, including some placed to facilitate features such as Google Search. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Learn more here

HR Directory
Privacy Policy

Anything But Work
British Isles
City Visit Guide
Job Skills
Copyright © 1997-2019 Alan Price and HRM Guide contributors. All rights reserved.