Employee preferences for working from home in Australia (2023)

Recent research of 1,113 workers from Australia’s 17 largest urban areas suggests employers of knowledge economy workers might be able to attract and retain high-quality staff who are willing to forgo $12,000 to $24,000 of their annual salary to work from home some of the time. However, many workers are wary of their career prospects if they stayed at home, with 55% of workers placing no value on remote work.

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Where stress presides: predictors and correlates of stress among Australian judges and magistrates (2022)

A survey of 152 Judges and Magistrates from 5 Australian courts found that judicial stress (non-specific psychological distress, depressive and anxious symptoms, burnout and secondary traumatic stress) was predicted by satisfaction of the basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness. Results differed by jurisdiction level.

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Professional Wellbeing Commission for Legal Professionals

This new Professional Wellbeing Commission for Legal Professionals by the International Bar Association (IBA) has been developed to improve the wellbeing of legal professionals around the world. It was based on the results of two surveys and the 2021 IBA report 'Mental Wellbeing in the Legal Profession: A Global Study' which identified that wellbeing challenges are similar across jurisdictions, some jurisdictions had no wellbeing support and stigma is a major problem.

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BAE Systems

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BAE Systems is a defence and security company. For this national company with headquarters in South Australia, up to 3500 workers and 18 sites, a coordinated health and wellbeing approach was timely. In 2016, the company recognised that a focus on a coordinated health approach was required to equably improve health and wellbeing of staff, increase staff awareness of opportunities and increase workplace participation. Learn about the challenges and benefits of their approach and their outcomes to date.

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