Australian Workplace Innovation
and Social Research Centre
"WISeR focuses on how organisational structure and practices, technology and economic systems, policy and institutions, environment and culture interact to influence the performance of workplaces and the wellbeing of individuals, households and communities."
Smart Workplaces Online - website launch
WISeR have combined their expertise with local manufacturing businesses and the Department of State Development to develop Smart Workplaces Online - a resource designed to support manufacturing businesses seeking to better understand and successfully implement High Performance Workplace Systems (HPWS).
Complete the Smart Workplaces Online self assessment at www.wiser.org.au/smartworkplaces
The website was officially launched by Minister Susan Close on the 4th December 2014 (view the media release).
The December issue of the Manufacturing Works magazine features three Smart Workplaces case studies.
A Smart Workplaces flier may be downloaded here.
WISeR Words now available
Impacts of 2014-15 Federal Budget on SA - new report
A new WISeR report reveals more than 265,000 (29.4%) South Australian families will be worse off in 2017-18 as a result of the 2014-15 Federal Budget.
The report shows that proposed health and education spending reductions result in losses of Gross State Product ranging as high as $1.6 billion. The jobs impact of these reductions combined with cancellation of Round 5 of NRAS are estimated to range as high as 17,800 person years of employment. Up to 7,000 fewer jobs are forecast for 2017-18.