An interesting article which I hope will provoke some interesting discussion
In response to this particular segment:The fundamental error here is to mistake the adaptive behaviours of a new generation for the cause behind labour market changes.
a friend of mine (successful multiple business owner, mid 40s) has responded:The casualisation rate across the Australian workforce currently runs at around 25 per cent, a fair leap from 18.9 per cent in 1988. Actually, 40 per cent of the work force is termed Ďnon permanentí by the ABS, including contractors and freelancers, many of which if they arenít called Ďcasualsí might as well be.
I think it is even worse than that. While the ABS might be able to pick up casualisation, it does not pick up on short permanent positions. Many of the jobs that used to be 'whole career' or 'lifetime' jobs are now re-advertised annually or based on a small number of years. They are measured by superficial productivity parameters that do not take into account depth of workplace knowledge or social cohesion in the workplace. Even the public service no longer provides that security.
Instant productivity and growth assessments are achieving exactly the opposite.