It’s official, Omicron is over – well, according to the NSW and Victorian governments at least, who have removed both work from home recommendations and mask mandates in the workplace. Both states are currently suffering from ailing CBD economies, with businesses in both Sydney and Melbourne struggling to get back to BAU with bills mounting and only a small number of office workers to patronise them. However, it’s important to remember that, sadly, the pandemic is ongoing, an
As our government starts to cautiously take one baby step forward at a time in their three-step ‘COVIDSafe Australia’ plan, both employers and employees alike are starting to wonder what the post-COVID work world will look like.
Steps one and two of the government’s plan advises ‘working from home if it works for you and your employer’, whilst step three assumes that it will become safe to return to the workplace. However, prominent Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage has
There’s no denying that we are now living through a crisis not seen before in most people's lifetimes – not just in terms of public health but in terms of an economic recession, which according to the IMF is predicted to be far worse than the 2008 global financial crisis. With travel, hospitality, retail, events and entertainment sectors almost totally shut down, it is expected that the global workforce will lose the equivalent of 305 million full-time jobs — a figure not see