Big pay cheques not enough to retain FIFO workers

Kirsch, Philipp, Barclay, Mary-Anne, Everingham, Jo-Anne, Harris, Jill and Shi, Meng (2014) Big pay cheques not enough to retain FIFO workers. Australian Resources and Investment, 8 1: 114-116.

Author Kirsch, Philipp
Barclay, Mary-Anne
Everingham, Jo-Anne
Harris, Jill
Shi, Meng
Title Big pay cheques not enough to retain FIFO workers
Journal name Australian Resources and Investment
ISSN 1835-6877
Publication date 2014-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 114
End page 116
Total pages 3
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Executive Media
Language eng
Formatted abstract
From the outside, you could be forgiven for thinking fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work offered a glamorous lifestyle. high salaries, jet-setting to and from work, holiday resort conditions on site and long stints of days off all sound rewarding.

Research from the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland has found the insider view is somewhat different – FIFO workers are looking for something money cannot always buy. In a study of the accommodation and work preferences of the long-distance commuting workforce, employees expressed a clear desire for a private room where they can use the internet, phone family and friends, or watch TV at a time of their choosing and without other people nearby.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Centre for Social Research in Communication - Publications
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Created: Thu, 08 May 2014, 16:20:27 EST by Ms Mary Anne Barclay on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining