Defence members – how are your career development skills? Are you prepared?

No job is guaranteed forever. Having the skills to manage your career over a lifetime is essential. Our needs and preferences change over time and the world of work is continually changing. For many who don’t wear the ADF uniform moving between jobs, and sometimes in and out of employment in an unpredictable labour market … More Defence members – how are your career development skills? Are you prepared?

COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Seven: data collection

Without data we won’t know the extent of the impact of Covid 19 on ADF families. I believe it is imperative to establish what impact Covid 19 has had on ADF families. How many partners were able to work remotely? What was that experience like for them and their employers? How many partners lost jobs … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Seven: data collection

COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Six: financial security

One of the main concerns being raised about the disproportionate impact of Covid 19 on women is the longer term financial impact and the risk of poverty in old age. Australian women are already retiring on less superannuation than men mainly due to the fact that they move in and out of paid work more … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Six: financial security

COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Five: domestic and caring work

The caring and household responsibilities of ADF partners has long been a concern of mine with respect to career development. Many inequalities that existed prior to Covid19 have been exacerbated by the pandemic, including within ADF families. … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Five: domestic and caring work

COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Three: flexible and remote work

One of the key opportunities for improving partner employment is of course the increase in flexible work practices, including remote work/ work from home. Many workplaces switched to working from home during COVID19 as social distancing measures were introduced to stem the spread of the virus and safeguard employees, and technology platforms responded by improving … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Three: flexible and remote work

COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Two: career development and career management

It is more important than ever that job seekers have access to career information, advice and guidance and develop career management skills to help them navigate the rapidly changing labour market and uncertain future. … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Two: career development and career management

COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part One: the labour market

The impact of COVID19 on the labour market has not been equal. As this article in the Guardian Australia reports half of all job losses since February came from just 5 of the 102 occupation groups – sales assistants, hospitality workers, sports and personal service workers, hospitality and retail managers, and mobile plant operators. Just 10% of … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part One: the labour market

COVID-19 and ADF Partner Employment – a blog series

The global health crisis of COVID19 has disrupted life as we know it, even in Australia with our relatively successful efforts to stem the spread of the virus. It is as the UN points out “much more than a health crisis. It is a human, economic and social crisis”.  For those of us already interested in the … More COVID-19 and ADF Partner Employment – a blog series