The Occurrence of Anxiety, Depression, and Distress among Professionals Working in Emergency Care (2024)

This recent European study of 202 emergency care professionals in ambulance and hospital settings found female professionals were more likely to have depressive symptoms, perceived stress and anxiety than male professionals. Perceived stress levels in emergency care workers decreased proportionally with increasing years spent working in healthcare, and extended work shifts of 12 or 24 hours increased the risk of perceived stress and anxiety.

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AHRI Quarterly Australian Work Outlook: June Quarter 2024

This report highlights employers' views that almost one in five Australian workers are not proficient in their role and a majority (57%) believe skills gaps are having a negative impact on their organisationā€™s productivity. Employers are responding to these challenges with higher levels of investment in skills, with 37% reporting they plan to increase training investment over the next 12 months The report also takes a closer look at the ongoing high employee turnover rates across Australian workplaces.

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The links between exposure to work-related psychosocial risk factors and cardiovascular disease

This discussion paper explores the links between psychosocial risk factors and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This includes the impact work-related stress can have on unhealthy lifestyle habits which can in turn impact cardiovascular health. It also considers the contribution of a favourable work-related psychosocial work environment as a protective factor against cardiovascular disease

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Job Quality and Construction Workersā€™ Mental Health: Life Course Perspective (2022)

Recent analysis of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey revealed that low job security, high job demands, the unfairness of effort and reward and high job intensity are all significant predictors of mental ill-health in manual/non-managerial construction workers.

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Fathering Identities and Menā€™s Engagement With Flexible Working Arrangements (2024)

New research from Western Sydney University researchers shows how men's identity as a father shapes their engagement with flexible working for caring, and that although fathers want and need flexibility, there still exists some tension between men modifying work for care and expectations for them to be 'ideal workers'.

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Australian Principalsā€™ Occupational Health and Wellbeing Survey (2024)

The latest survey of 2300+ principals, assistant principals, and deputy principals from every school type, sector, state, and territory survey finds unsustainable high workloads, levels of stress and unacceptable rates of violence from parents and students continue. But on top of this, school leaders are experiencing significant levels of mental illness and around half are considering leaving the profession.

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Global Talent Trends 2024: Workforce 2.0 Unlocking human potential in a machine-augmented world

The latest survey including insights from 105 Australian HR leaders and 50 C-suite executives identifies the key trends shaping the people agenda in 2024. Investing more in benefits to improve physical/mental health was the top priority for HR leaders in 2024, followed by improving workplace planning and enhancing the employee experience/EVP to attract and retain top talent. Reducing stress-related illness and employee burnout also featured in the top 5 drivers for growth for Executives.

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