Weighing up the costs of parental leave schemes
As the election looms ever closer, paid parental leave schemes are put under the spotlight.
What makes an ideal leader?
Australian employees have got a clear idea about what they value in leaders, and it might not be what you think.
HRobots: HR management’s new best friend?
While Blade Runner might still be a little way off, research and development at La Trobe University has resulted in the creation of a series of emotionally-aware robots, and they might be of use to HR.
FIFO taking its toll on workers
Removed from standard work support structures, employees may not be coping well with the unique pressures of FIFO work, a recent study has found.
Job applications: Don’t make a Spiel-berg of them
When one jobseeker didn’t get a call back from a Hollywood film studio, he took an unconventional route to try to land his dream job.
Forty winks at work could cost a fortune
A sleepy employee took an involuntary nap at work and accidentally shifted a few million euros more than he meant to.
Addressing ‘mental health day’ stigma
The ‘mental health day’ in Australia is typically associated with ‘chucking a sickie’. However, one expert feels it is time to get serious about mental health.
Success stories: What it takes for women to break through
While barriers in the workplace still plague some women’s advancement to the top, many have broken through, and are eager to share their experiences.
Catching the horizon: Increase productivity, increase profits
Australian companies are not achieving full productivity, according to a recent report – and it could be costing them billions.
Expert fears false bullying claims could flood FWC
The Gillard government’s reforms could result in some undesired circumstances, according to one expert.