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Australians upbeat on future work despite challenges

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — While AI, soaring costs of living, and economic turbulence may be causing anxiety for many, a striking new study has found Australian workers are overwhelmingly optimistic about their job prospects in the years ahead.

The research, conducted by HR and payroll solutions provider ADP, reveals that a whopping 80% of the 1,400 Australian workers surveyed feel quite or very optimistic about work over the next five years. This positive mindset seems to be buoyed by factors like a sense of job security, satisfaction with their current roles, and opportunities to keep growing professionally.

“Australians are an overwhelmingly resilient bunch,” said Kylie Baullo, ADP Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. “Despite increasing pressures…our research shows Australians are positive about the future of work.”

The findings revealed optimism levels varied across industries. Workers in IT/telecoms (96%), construction (88%) and finance (83%) had the rosiest outlook, while those in transport, media, retail and trade expressed less positivity than other sectors.

Flexibility boosts optimism

One key driver of workplace optimism was the ability to work remotely. Over 84% of Australian employees who regularly work from home reported feeling upbeat about their role’s future.

Flexible working arrangements continue to improve Australians’ hopes for their careers,” said Baullo. “But they aren’t the sole solution to employee optimism.”

Priorities for employers

To maintain positive employee sentiment, Baullo emphasized the need for businesses to prioritize strategies like:

  • Supporting HR teams to focus on engagement over admin tasks
  • Rewarding achievements and promoting open communication
  • Providing upskilling opportunities and addressing mental health
  • Leveraging automation for tasks like payroll administration

“By freeing managers to collaborate with teams, businesses can foster a supportive culture and sustain employee optimism,” Baullo stated.

As Australian companies navigate workplace complexities, promoting employee wellbeing and an optimistic culture have emerged as critical priorities, according to ADP’s research. Maintaining this positive outlook will be key for organizations amid economic uncertainties.

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