How to manage employee 'over-share' issues
When an employee comes knocking on the door with an emotional issue to discuss, many in HR are only too happy to talk through the issue. However, when the issue is too personal or the problem too complex, HR must feel confident to draw the ...
Don't vote for 'Labor lite', vote for the real thing: Shorten
One of the last scheduled IR debates prior to the federal election took place in Melbourne on Friday – HC was there to catch the action.
One in 200 companies rort 457 visa scheme
Official figures released by the Immigration Department indicate that previous estimates in relation to claims there has been ‘widespread’ rorting of the 457 visa scheme are without foundation.
Employee jailed for swapping urine samples
A former public servant has been jailed for 12 months following the discovery that she falsified urine samples for workers at mine sites in WA's north west.
Annual minimum wage review ‘bad timing for employers’
The annual minimum wage review has kicked off today, but according to some business heads, the review could not be worse timing for employers.
Don’t be dazzled by those with egos
All too often the loudest voices demand the most attention – but new research from New Zealand shows that those people with excessive self-belief in their skills and ability may be the least likely to produce the best results.
More women needed to improve economy
The Australian Human Rights Commission has today released a toolkit which has been developed to address the problem of too few women entering male-dominated industries.
Don't fall victim to the winter blues
As we head into winter 2013, workplace consultancy experts have reminded HR to consider how that pesky cold chill in the air can wreak havoc on employee motivation.
Government warns against resources sector wage inflation
Amid a claim that cooks at a gas plant off the West Australian coast should be paid $230k per annum, the federal resources minister has warned that inflated wages could scare off foreign investment in the sector.
Budget ramifications for employers and HR
With the announcement of the federal budget last night there are mixed feelings on just how employers will be affected.