Powered by Swinburne Edge, the Centre for the New Workforce (CNeW) explores the future of human work, solving challenges and creating opportunities for workforce and workplace.

We research the impact of disruption on work, support leaders to leverage changes to work to empower their people, turn data into evidence for action, create knowledge and value in workforce and workplace transformations and position organisations to be future ready, resilient, adaptable, and able to thrive.

Feature reports

Learn workplace and workforce strategies, thought leadership and research through our downloadable resources below.

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    2022 Supplementary Report

    Enabling Wellbeing through Flexible Work

    Looking to implement effective flexible working practices that enable employee wellbeing? Our joint report with Deloitte provides practical guidance to organisations facing this complex challenge.

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    2022 report

    Making Fair Work FlexWork

    Employees now want more than fair pay. Drive your hybrid working industrial relations strategy with world-class data from Swinburne Edge and Deloitte.

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    2021 industry briefing

    Working to close Australia's skills gap: Lessons from abroad

    By adopting lessons from overseas, Australia has an opportunity to accelerate skills growth and support greater collaboration across the public and private sectors.

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    2021 report

    Peak Human Workplace

    In this unprecedented era, organisations must innovate to survive. Turn complex disruption into competitive advantage. Learn more about the peak human workplace. 

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    2021 report

    Hybrid Working in Australia

    COVID-19 has impacted work and how we use the office. This report reveals the current experience of hybrid work and role the office could play in the future.

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    2020 industry briefing

    Closing Australia's Skills Gap

    Many jobs are undergoing major changes due to advances in technology. New ways of work are emerging. Learn more about closing Australia’s skills gap.

Our approach

Industry focused

We work with some of Australia’s most sophisticated organisations and take a partner-led approach to all our clients.

Consulting Led

Our experienced practitioners take a consulting led approach tailored to suit each organization’s needs leveraging established frameworks and tools to provide a deep understanding of the problem and unlock innovative thinking.

Applied Research

We merge academic research insights and methodologies with industry best practice to enable evidence-based outcomes to enable our clients to make informed decisions.

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    Our research insights

    The Centre for the New Workforce has developed a track record of research insights with a range of high-value industry partners in emerging workforce and workplace challenges.

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    Our people

    The Centre for the New Workforce aims to bring together creative minds, visionary researchers, and industry leaders to build a strong team and advisory committee. Meet our people.

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