Proposed law would 'end workplace banter'
Workplace banter could soon be a thing of the past if draft legislation currently before a senate inquiry is passed – and the proposal has sparked outrage among Australia’s top legal minds.
Female graduate pay gap doubles
New figures show the pay gap between Australian female university graduates and their male counterparts more than doubled last year.
Are you ready for your 2013 grads?
The beginning of the New Year brings the annual class of graduates starting in programs throughout Australia – but industry professionals have warned employers not to be surprised by Gen Y’s struggle to separate their professional and socia ...
HR professionals officially not the fun police
It won’t surprise many in the HR industry that the out-dated ‘fun police’ moniker is simply untrue. Looking at the top clicked stories on HC from 2012, HR pros love a laugh.
What a year for HR: The biggest HR stories of 2012
It has been a jam-packed year for HR – from sweeping legislative changes to ongoing debate about performance reviews and navigating the challenges of working alongside social media, 2012 hasn’t seen a dull moment.
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.