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Strong demand for soft skills: Deloitte

We’re not soft enough. That is, when it comes to our skills. That’s the conclusion of a report by Deloitte Access Economics, commissioned by DeakinCo, a workforce professional development provider. The report, Soft Skills for Business Success, found that demand ...

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Why you shouldn’t blow off STEAM

Humans can get back their competitive advantage by focusing on the arts. For some time now, the dominant voice across Australia has despaired at the country’s lack of standardised knowledge when it comes to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). ...

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NTEU accuses VU of manufacturing a deficit

Victoria University has been accused of having a “manufactured deficit” to justify sweeping workforce restructures, a claim that university management has firmly denied. Paul Adams, president of the National Tertiary Education Union’s VU branch, said the 115 job losses that ...

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OECD touts mums’ economic potential

You don’t often see a positive spin on unemployment figures. In this case, however, mums have cause to smile. The OECD has tipped them as the single largest potential contributor to Australia’s workforce. In a report, Connecting People with Jobs, ...

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