Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

When research goes awry: getting back on the horse

Two academics walked into a pub… One beer coaster-transcribed book proposal and a pre-existing publisher’s meeting later comes 33 tales of trial and tribulation from researchers across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Republic of Ireland, USA, Malaysia and Europe, in this collection from editors, Associate Professor Keith Townsend (WOW) and Professor Mark Saunders (University of […]
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Business and government

Business School’s eCareerCoach lands student a prized internship

Connecting with a Coach through the Griffith University program led to Tori Macklin gaining valuable workplace experience.
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Mental health of emergency services personnel and HRM: preliminary findings

The results of a survey conducted by researchers at the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing with 272 Australian paramedics has revealed the invaluable role of family, friends and work supervisors’ support as they go about their job. With three years’ funding from the Australia Research Council Linkage program (LP160100004) and industry partners United Voice (QLD and NT branches) and the Ambulance […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Five minutes with…Ruth McPhail

WOW’s Professor Ruth McPhail is Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources (with whom the Centre has a close working relationship). Raised as an academic at Griffith University, her social justice agenda has always been very strong. We spent five minutes with Ruth to learn a little more about what research underpinned by […]
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Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources

Once-in-a-lifetime scholarship maps a path to Hong Kong

Griffith students awarded six New Colombo Plan scholarships
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

New book breaks down gender issues and employment in the 21st century

A new book co-edited by the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s Glenda Strachan, foundation member Kaye Broadbent and Geraldine Healy of Queen Mary University of London is shining a new light on the issues of gender and professions in the 21st century. “The professions in Australia and internationally traditionally encompassed occupations which were male […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

‘Oh my goodness you’re a girl!’: Women engineers and informal networking in Australia

After finishing high school in 1974, Kim Ball applied for to become a cadet hydrographer. She was accepted into the program, but her excitement was soon turned into disappointment when she was asked to call back to arrange details. “I remember that day, I rang the office, and a woman answered, and I said this […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Five minutes with…Alannah Rafferty

Associate Professor Alannah Rafferty wants to make the experience of organisational change a better one for everyday employees, so her research focuses on solutions which enhance organisations’ ability to implement that change and in return, improve employee wellbeing. We spent five minutes with Alannah, who’s also Director of Research with Griffith’s Department of Employment Relations […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Five minutes with…Peter Jordan

WOW’s Deputy Director, Professor Peter Jordan, researches how emotions impact on people’s behaviour at work. Why? He just finds it interesting to understand why people behave and react as they do because in his opinion, emotions will be behind most of it! Paying him to do this is a bonus, Peter adds, because it certainly […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Company values go beyond ‘writing on the wall’

When it comes to organisational values, Bruce Highfield of Olam International believes they hold a deeper meaning for companies than some may think. “I think in the beginning most organisations felt that they needed to placate the HR department and find some words to stick on the wall, but I think we’ve moved on from […]
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Business and government

Five minutes with…Adrian Wilkinson

Professor Adrian Wilkinson is the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s long-serving (foundation) Director. He’s a pretty darn good captain of the WOW-ship with his ‘open door’ style and keen interest in seeing workers’ voices not fall on deaf ears, so we spent five minutes with Adrian (because it looks like that’s all he’ll have […]
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Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources

How GOLDOC internships inspire future careers

Unique partnership generating career opportunities
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Business and government

Core human principles just as important as brand values

Bruce Highfield, the Executive General Manager of Human Resources and Safety at Olam International will join UnitingCare Queensland’s Shannon Foley and the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s Dr Rebecca Loudoun for a special panel discussion on the importance of organisational values in the recruitment and management of employees. Those in attendance will hear about a […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Bridging the Gap: Analysing Regulations and Gender Norms in the Workplace

Professor David Peetz and of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, and Professor Georgina Murray have released a new book that they have edited that aims to reshape how we look at gender gaps. The concept for Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation: Varieties of Gender Gaps comes from Peetz’s 2015 article in the Cambridge […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Five minutes with…Ashlea Troth

Associate Professor Ashlea Troth has always been interested in people. She likes to know what makes them tick!! We spend a lot of time in the workplace, she says, and how one thinks and feels at, and about work, has a huge impact. So we spent five minutes with Ashlea to learn a little more […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

A very short book with very good answers

The Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s Director Professor Adrian Wilkinson has just released A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about employment relations, a new book that he co-wrote with colleagues Tony Dundon (University of Manchester) and Niall Cullihane (Queens, Belfast), but it is not like any of his publications before. “This […]
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Shadow Minister meets Griffith experts

Opportunities and challenges in the industrial relations sector were discussed at a meeting between Griffith Business School experts and the Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Brendan O’Connor. Mr O’Connor said Labor was exploring ways to “remedy current industrial relations laws” by talking to employers and unions. “It’s important we also have conversations with […]
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Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Economy further challenged by 2017 Budget

The Treasurer falls short of what Australia needs to sustain growth in the long-term. Moreover, in spite of a somewhat popular view that this was a “labour budget”, the artificial distinction between good and bad debt and several of the provisions around social welfare provide fertile grounds for Australia’s hidden disease, inequality, to blossom. Overview […]
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