We have a history of success in attracting external research funding, including contract research as well as national competitive grants. Our clients have included public and private sector organisations and non-profit organisations, such as Coles Myer, Visy Industries, Peninsula Health, the Australian Fair Pay Commission, WorkSafe, Monash Human Resources Division, several trade union organisations, and state and federal government entities.
Beyond profit: Incorporating societal value into the measurement of organisational performance: A report to participating organisations
This is the first of a series of studies that seeks to develop and test a perceptual measure of organisational performance and evaluate its relationship to objective indicators of performance. In this first stage we focus on the development of the organisational performance scales and their relationship to strategic goals and stakeholder influence. This report focuses on three broad areas from the survey. Firstly, we examine the newly developed organisational performance scales; and secondly, the relationship of organisational scores on the three performance scales to both the importance of strategic goals and the level of influence of stakeholder groups on organisational decision-making. Thirdly, we present feedback from an open-ended question regarding the impact of the global financial crisis on responding organisations from Australian and New Zealand.
Australian Fair Pay Commission Report
This research was commissioned by the Australian Fair Pay Commission to help inform its October 2006 Wage-Setting Decision.
Characteristics of employers of the low paid (pdf. 409kb)
Greenfield Agreements Under WorkChoices
The WorkChoices reforms have reintroduced a fundamental change in minimum standards and processes of agreement making. In 2007, State Governments commissioned WERRC to collect data on Greenfield Agreements lodged after the introduction of WorkChoices. Separate reports were produced for Victoria (pdf 914kb), New South Wales (pdf 984kb), Queensland (pdf 940kb) South Australia (pdf 892kb)and Western Australia (pdf 992kb).
Labour Hire Research Report
In response to the 2005 Parliamentary Inquiry into Labour Hire Employment in Victoria, Monash University Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW) was commissioned by WorkSafe to conduct a qualitative research report on OHS in the labour hire industry.
In the report ACREW draws on interviews with stakeholders, practitioners, trainers, union officials and workers to produce case studies that illustrate progress towards best practice OHS management in the labour hire sector. The case studies demonstrate:
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Nurses Working and Caring
Flexibility and More? Nurses Working and Caring (pdf. 214kb)
White Paper: Managing a Diverse Workforce
This research project is partly funded by Monash Research for an Ageing Society (MonRAS).
This research project is a collaboration between the Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW) and the Family and Small Business Research Unit (FSBRU) at Monash University, Australia.
This research investigates:
The major findings of this research are:
Download a copy of the report here (pdf. 599 kb).