Best practice for supporting staff with cancer
With World Cancer Day this week, HC looks at how HR can best support employees affected by cancer.
HMV’s Twitter termination meltdown
Learn from the mistakes of others – HMV gives HR an excellent example of what not to do in a case of mass terminations
Gas attack: employer raises stink over worker flatulence
A US employer formally reprimanded an employee for “uncontrollable flatulence” after coworkers complained.
Julia Roberts' employee tasered
Only in Hollywood would an employee’s embarrassing drunken behaviour include scaling the walls of another A-lister’s home.
Hidden biases against men, overweight women found in UK test
Think you’re not biased? Maybe not consciously, but there seems to be prejudice lurking inside us all.
Fired for complimenting Jennifer Aniston
A New Mexico hotel worker claims he was fired for complimenting Jennifer Aniston – and therefore breaking the hotel’s confidentiality policy.
When machines replace people: farming edition
Think your life would be easier if your company had fewer, well, people? Scientists are always finding new ways to replace men on the ground.
Criminals welcome, but not long-term unemployed
Would you rather hire someone with a criminal record, or a history of unemployment? It seems the latter scares HR more.
Coffee, treats and over-the-top resumes – would these work on you?
HR managers report receiving everything from bribes, cards and invitations to coffee from hopeful applicants. Does it ever work?
Outwit, outplay, outlast: new hires pitted against each other
A challenge a day, and the weakest is sent home for good – one lawyer is taking inspiration from TV as he hunts for a new associate.