Hash muffins allegedly served up at office morning tea
It’s the type of stunt that would have gone down a treat at a funky record store party – but serving cannabis-laced muffins at a conservative office morning tea is probably not the right crowd.
Inquiry says FIFO workers should sign good behaviour pacts
Have you had incidents of your FIFO workers not behaving themselves? According to a federal government inquiry, its time companies start considering "social contracts".
Fall back in love with your HR career this Valentine’s Day
Just like any relationship that’s seen better days, it can become difficult to keep the spark alive in your career when your days seem to get buried in endless meetings, projects, reports and budgets.
Blockade at job site over use of foreign labour
A contractor south-west of Melbourne has flown foreign workers into a construction site via helicopter – he says the site has been blockaded by unemployed workers.
Confidential information policies not up to scratch
Employers have been so concerned about limiting access to social media during work hours that they may have dropped the ball when it comes to something far more serious happening under their noses: the leakage of confidential information in ...
Canadians say they are overqualified, but their colleagues are the opposite
They say 80% of people think they’re above average – it seems Canadian workers have the same kind of attitude about their qualifications
Know your employees and reap the dividends
How well do you know your employees? Do you know, for example, what what might drive them towards a promotion? Research has shown it may be as simple as offering more responsibility – and that doesn’t necessarily cost a lot.
“You’re fired!” Reality TV mirrors reality too closely
In what may be the definitive sign of troubled times, a new US reality TV show will track the employees of struggling small businesses as they decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off.
Heading for extinction: Office tools on endangered list
LinkedIn has produced a list of the office tools and trends on the brink of extinction in Australia – and secretaries can breathe a sigh of relief. No more cassette chewing tape recorders!
FWA reinstates employees dismissed for inappropriate email usage
Three workers who were allowed to continue exchanging inappropriate emails for six months, a period during when their work emails were monitored, have been reinstated in their jobs after taking an unfair dismissal case to Fair Work Australi ...