Will there still be jobs in Cairns in 2025? / ABC Cairns

Date posted: May 14, 2015

cairns_far_north_queensland_australia1With employment tipped to remain around the 6% level in Australia for the next few years and regional areas like Far North Queensland always hit harder, what does the future of employment look like over the next decade and beyond for regional Australia? This is the question that sparked one of my regular catch ups with Phil Staley of ABC Far North Queensland . The reality is that regardless of where you are on the p

Your job is going, going, gone! / Balls Radio

Date posted: May 13, 2015

ChappieCubiclePeople vs technology is the battle of tomorrow with predictions of 500,00 jobs being transferred from humans to machines within the next decade in Australia. We have already borne witness to routine jobs like bank tellers, cashiers, assembly workers and others losing their jobs in favour of machines. Behind this though is not a rising militant union of robots demanding equal pay and opportunities, but rather a society that is unwilling to pay for, or see value in, human provided goods and services. This quiet resignation and acceptance of technology's increasin

The future – what it holds for business | Business Essentials

Date posted: January 15, 2015

Business Essentials Product pageI recently caught up with Heather Dawson of Business Essentials to chat about a range of business topics, trends and issues. We crammed a lot into our interview and some of the questions included:

#FutureCareers |Your Career Sky Business TV

Date posted: November 21, 2014

2014-11-21 14.39.02Looking ahead at the the how, what, where and when of work is going to evolve as we move into a 6 career 14 job lifetime, that spans 80 years of work and 120 of life, that sees us with a work portfolio rather than a single job at any one time and working where and when it's appropriate rather than the necessity of a 9-5 Monday to Friday norm. I took this chat to Sky Business's Your Career program and discussed it with Ingrid Willinge (presenter) and Professor Ray Markey, the Director of the Centre for Workplace Futures. Watch it now... [embed]http:

No weekends in 2050

Date posted: April 29, 2014

2050The nature of work has changed dramatically in the last few decades, as have our social, economic and cultural habits, our shopping preferences and our views on religion. Although this may seem a strange cocktail of disparate signals they have each impacted on the other over the decades to change the face of 9 - 5 Monday to Friday work and what we do in the hours that we're not working.  In fact much of the landscape of work that Baby Boomers grew up with no longer hold true and in this evolving landscape of work, play and family are changing into a society that does not use weekends as a religious or fami

The World of #Jobs

Date posted: March 1, 2014

future jobsIn a future world there may not be a retirement age, we may not all be working 9 -5 work, we may not have job descriptions and we will almost certainly not have culturally sanctioned employment certainty. In this new landscape of employment we will work project and task, work at any age, work wherever is geographically or digitally best, come and go from employers and clients and work to a more fluid lifestyle, where work life balance and today's social norms are culturally historical and no longer viable. This world brings one of possibility and adventure, it mimics a pre

What’s over the job and career horizon?

Date posted: February 13, 2014

future careerThere's a lot of conversation going on around the future of careers and jobs, given recent manufacturing and mining redundancy announcements and it has everyone asking what careers and jobs are future proof and which are not. Firstly many of today's and yesterdays professions will still be around including - teachers, doctors, health professionals, retailers and many others will still be around in 50 years, but how they do their jobs, where and when they do it and how important it may be, will evolve over time. The foresight issue is that today's Grade 1 student will

A post #Toyota and #Holden Future

Date posted: February 11, 2014

career compassWith all the understandable uncertainty around jobs and careers triggered by Holden and Toyota's recent shutdown announcements listeners to Geoff's ABC Perth Breakfast show were wondering what their kids should be studying and what Future careers might be available to them. We started by looking at the realty that many of today's careers are going to stick around including healthcare which according to Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) will see j

What future career would you bet on?

Date posted: February 3, 2014

career and opp signsWith school starting back around Australia, it's a perfect time to ask ourselves the perennial question of which careers and future are we preparing our kids for? As a baby boomer, my world of education asked me at the end of my final year of high school to make one (1) career choice and to get a job a trade or a qualification in it. My employer would promote and reward me for my longevity and at the end of my 40 years retire me, hand me over to the government for a pension and to my family for my final golden years. Today's kids have no promise of

horEYEzon 2014 – a sneak peek at the year ahead

Date posted: December 27, 2013

2014-Tech-Trends-Impacting-Business2014 will take us on an upward trajectory, rising out of the doom and gloom and economic self-exile of the previous five years as we collectively accept the past, begrudgingly understand its social, cultural and financial ramifications will be with us for many years to come and decide not to wallow anymore, but instead to refashion and relearn normal. The world of 2014 will represent a post technology boom one in which we will still see countless innovations and disruptive technologies, but the technology high we us