Stephanie Zillman

Stephanie Zillman Stephanie is an accomplished journalist who has written for a range of leading news websites. 

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  • Can you make your workplace happier? You bet

    When your employees are happy, they are also more creative, productive, less likely to leave the company, less absent, and less conflicts at work which means more money and better product. HC offers up 15 ways to start reinventing your work ...

  • HR's role in fostering ethical workplaces

    The ethical tone of a workplace is set at the most senior level of an organisation and expert commentators warn that HR has a crucial role to play in maintaining honesty and integrity.

  • Wearing headphones at work: time for HR to step-in?

    It’s a fine-line between communicating optimal work conditions to employees, and coming across as the fun police. But new evidence suggests allowing headphones could dent the bottom line.

  • They don't call it the silly season for nothin'

    Depending on who you're talking to, the end of year period can be considered a wild flurry of last-minute activity, or a productivity slow down. And as the saying goes, an idle mind is the devil's workshop.

  • Turn around a toxic work culture

    High attrition rates, disengagement, rock-bottom morale – it’s the stuff of HR nightmares, and all are symptoms of a toxic work environment. How can HR turn it around?

  • Can you spot a fake reference?

    HR has a trained eye for spotting questionable details on resumes – but now some candidates are turning to fake reference services and it may be time to background-check not just the candidates but the referees.

  • Guide employees without being the fun police

    Lest HR live up to the title of ‘fun police’, the policy approach is not so much about ‘managing humour’ but implementing a sense of fun into the day-to-day.

  • Ensure employees don’t double-dip on leave entitlements

    Ensuring the proper contractual arrangements are in place before an employee heads abroad on a secondment can be like navigating a minefield, and one of the most common pitfalls occurs when errors are made in the fine print of leave entitle ...

  • Resume errors: Nail in the coffin for an applicant?

    How many resume blunders is too many, and should HR consider candidates with typos and style errors in their resume?

  • Charity work can improve retention

    Allow staff paid time off to engage in charity work and you could boost retention and motivation at the same time as positively associating your company with a community cause.

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