The Work Futures Hallmark Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne released their first report 2023 State of the Future of Work.
This outlines six key findings for business and industry with aligned policy recommendations.
Key findings included:
* 1 in 2 workers aged between 18 to 54 feel exhausted at work, experience difficulty concentrating because of outside responsibilities, see their career opportunities as limited and 1 in 3 are considering quitting their job
* the ageing Australian population means caregiving demands will intensify. Those currently in caregiving roles are experiencing more exhaustion at work than before the pandemic and believe they are experiencing disadvantages in career opportunities.
* workers with chronic illnesses believe work is contributing to worsening their health
* discrimination remains a challenge in workplaces
* flexibility at work is critical for worker retention
* most workers feel their skills will remain competitive even during technological changes such as artificial intelligence and automation.