The image presented of agriculture and farming - of men working the land, hardened by the sun and drought - is outdated. Agriculture is a key growth sector in the Australian economy and must improve productivity and efficiency like any other industry that competes in the global market. To do so requires diverse and inclusive workforces and STEM skills are playing an increasingly important role, writes Julia Bailey.
A government inquiry has set out to tackle corrupt union activity – and will see a crackdown on companies who bribe unions to avoid industrial action.
Study shows over 50s are far more reliable than their younger counterparts, who see sick leave as “additional holiday” they deserve.
One undecided applicant had his promising job offer revoked after bosses spotted his post on a question-and-answer site.
A scientific study has found that the traditional handshake is still an effective trust-builder – even when one of the parties is a robot.
Joe Hockey announced yesterday that the government is planning to overhaul the current paid parental leave system, putting pressure on employers to up their offerings.
HR guru Dave Ulrich reflects on why some people still hate HR and provides some suggestions on how to promote positive views of the best profession in the world.
Look around your office. How many desks sit empty? With telework taking off, studies have shown that, on occasion, just 50% of desks are ever occupied. Beyond having flashy corporate HQs, it might be time to focus on making the space support the business and the people working within it, as Iain Hopkins discovers
Following several high profile workplace tragedies over the last couple of years, many business are now taking employee fatigue more seriously. Are your employees really ‘fit for work’?