Take a chill pill, it’s only Christmas
If you’re teetering on the edge of sanity as the year comes to an end, with more on your to-do list than time to do it, it’s time to take stock of what’s really important.
Your keys to keeping Gen Y on side
Never before have the idiosyncrasies of each generation in the workforce been put under the microscope so intently. As the Y’s move into leadership roles, do you know how to keep them onside?
So many sick days, so little work being done
Conservative estimates say Aussie workers will take one million sick days this Christmas/New Year season – how do you combat the problem?
Premier weighs in on ‘mate’ ban
Following on from a NSW health department directive banning the use of the word ‘mate’ at work, HC takes a look at the most over-the-top workplace bans
It’s a choice between Jazzy and Hurricane
2012’s most unusual baby names list has been released, and there are some shockers – and it’s only a matter of time before young J’Adore is manning the front desk.
Unofficial staff party shutdown by police
Criminal activity and trespassing aside, this is one end of year party that had all the trappings of a night to go down in history.
Hard core porn a valid reason for dismissal
Fair Work Australia has previously ruled on numerous cases involving pornography on work computers – but what can you do if an employee is actually distributing the material?
Are your HR investigation procedures up to scratch?
As another unfair dismissal case ends in favour of the employee, it may be time to take a closer look at your investigation procedures to ensure the integrity of due processes is being upheld.
Shrinking end of year send-offs a communication issue
If your end of year offering ain’t what it used to be, it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Budgets may be tighter and the orders are coming from the top – but it pays to fill staff in on the reasons why.
Have FIFO workers been forgotten?
New survey findings show FIFO workers do not feel like valued employees, despite the sacrifices of a challenging lifestyle.