Rogue cleaner commandeers Swedish train
A cleaning company in Sweden has been left wondering where they went wrong after one of its staffers commandeered a train and crashed it into a block of flats.
Refreshing application letter shakes up Wall Street
Not a day goes by when bored corporates don’t share an amusing or inflated cover letter – now a simple, to-the-point email has made international headlines for its refreshing and honest simplicity.
Results in for voluntary pay audit
McDonald’s, in collaboration with the Fair Work Ombudsman, set up a process to self-audit about 8,500 pay packets and correct any issues it found – the results are in.
How long is too long? Air steward wins job back
In a case of corporate standards vs. self-expression and body image, a worker for Virgin has won his unfair dismissal battle after being terminated over the length of his hair and conduct.
Bonus cash for hiring a mature-aged worker
Would a $1,000 cash bonus be an incentive to hire a mature-aged worker? The federal government is handing out cash to businesses in order to increase workforce participation.
Public servants "not recovering as quickly as they should"
The Federal Government's workplace compensation insurer has recorded its first loss for the year $2011-12. The reason? Public servants are “not recovering as quickly as they should”.
Decline in jobs ads indicate hiring slump
Online job ads reach a 3-year low after numbers fell in December for the tenth consecutive month.
Grad pay gap smaller than reported
A statement by Graduate Careers Australia has said the pay gap between male and female graduates is actually much smaller than widely reported.
HR salaries increase fastest in two years
The median remuneration for HR professionals at large US companies rose by 11% in 2012, increasing at the fastest rate in at least two years, according to the findings of a new study.
Conduct an exit interview or remain in the dark
The New Year is well and truly here, and it’s a fact that some of your employees may be seeking greener pastures – before they do, are your exit interview procedures up-to-scratch?