Fair Work hones in on unpaid work schemes
The Fair Work Ombudsman today announced a new focus on educating employers and employees about the legitimacy of schemes for unpaid work experience.
Unethical recruiters tarnishing the industry
Are unqualified, rogue recruiters giving the recruitment industry a bad name? According to some in the business, better regulations are long overdue.
Star recruit who will work for free?
International soccer superstar David Beckham has just signed on to play with a French team – and he’s doing it for free.
Employee fraud went up 40% in 2012
It’s both a breach of trust and a criminal act, but it seems more employees than ever before are committing acts of fraud against their employees – what’s going wrong?
What if your candidate is 6 months pregnant?
The media storm and applause heaped upon Yahoo following its decision to hire a pregnant CEO last year ignited the discussion around pregnant candidates, discrimination and what to do when faced with the hiring decision.
Have online MBA’s come of age?
The MBA remains the cornerstone of management credentials and just about every university and business school offers the prestigious degree. In the digital age, do online MBA’s have cred?
Australian workplaces are the worst in the world
A startling new report had found that the rate of bullying in Australian workplaces is much higher than the international average, and comes at an annual cost of $693 million.
Australians work just 32 hours a week
New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal Australians are working the lowest weekly number of hours in over 30 years – but the news isn’t as bad as it sounds.
Call to water-down planned gender equality rules
As the federal government gears up to enact new gender equality rules for medium-sized businesses, there are fears the new rules could lead to onerous red tape.
Understaffed: HR should have hired a botanist
As far as stuff ups go, this is a pretty big one. A botanist says the Bank of Canada printed the wrong species of maple leaf on its new plastic bank notes.