New figures from the workplace watchdog have indicated a 9.2% rise in unfair dismissal claims for 2012 alone – and an alarmingly high proportion are settled with a ‘go-away’ payment.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has announced changes to the unfair dismissal laws, which he says will cut down the number of dubious claims made by disgruntled employees.
The promise of increased productivity isn’t enough of a carrot to spur companies into solving the challenge of managing a work-from-home workforce. What's the problem?
An employee who was dismissed for being too overweight and at risk of a cardiac episode has had his job reinstated by the Supreme Court.
New research has found workers driving home after a night shift are among the most at-risk of being involved in a car accident.
It’s a hefty claim, but according to new findings Australian organisations have the power to change 80% of their staff turnover – here’s how.
Juggling headcount is never an exact science, but as project-based work becomes the norm HR must find new ways to manage employee workloads or risk a burnt-out workforce.
Shiny bullying policies may abound, but do you know what’s really going on in your organisation? A proactive approach, including bullying audits and regular reviews could end wasted millions.
The latest assessment by RBA chief Glenn Stevens seems to indicate the days of the mining boom are numbered – is BHP’s redundancy announcement just the tip of the iceberg?
Mental illness is a bigger barrier to employment than having a physical disability, a new report has found.
Do you need to refresh your career or find a new challenge for 2017?
One executive coach says the beginning of the year is when top performers often quit. Here’s how to prevent that from happening
In case of prolonged absences, employers must find the balance between meeting employees’ needs and maintaining business goals