Centre for Workforce Futures

Centre for Workforce Futures

Trusted research for managing workforce challenges

Today's employers, employees, workplace regulators and legislators face very complex workforce challenges. To achieve the best outcomes for individual organisations and for the economy, generally, they need to understand and address a variety of critical issues affecting employee engagement and productivity. These issues include:

  • Globalisation, increased competition and migration
  • Recruitment, selection and development of employees
  • Skill shortages
  • Employment relations
  • Managing intercultural relationships within and between organisations
  • Achieving gender equity
  • An ageing workforce
  • Work/family balance
  • Engaging with social media
  • Workplace and workforce development
  • Labour supply implications of population pressures on housing, transport and services

All of these modern concerns have a direct and significant impact on employee satisfaction, employer profitability and national competitiveness.

Without specialist expertise and access to relevant research in all of these areas, managing any of them is virtually impossible.

Our People

The Centre for Workforce Futures represents one of the Asia Pacific's leading concentrations of expertise in the fields of: human resource management, employment relations, labour economics, demography, labour law and management strategy.

Our Research

Climate Change and Work
Superannuation Performance and Governance
A National Portable Long Service Leave Scheme
The Impact of NSW Workers Compensation Legislation


Reports & Publications

Climate Change and Work Database
Climate Change and the Australian Workplace (PDF)
The Success of Representative Covernance on Supperannuation Boards (PDF)
The Case of the National Portable Long Service Leave Scheme in Australia (PDF)


Unions NSW

Collaborate with us

We collaborate with industry and government to ensure our research is relevant and in tune with modern needs whilst offering optimal value to our partners.


Contact us

Contact Professor Ray Markey - Director of the Centre
Ph: (61-2) 9850 7444

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