Smokers need not apply
The president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has come out swinging, sparking an age-old debate by accusing smokers of costing the state “millions and millions” of dollars in lost productivity each year.
Railcorp grooming blitz: Worth it?
The hotly discussed ‘first impression’s count’ initiative at Sydney’s RailCorp has left HR tongues wagging – is the crackdown on grooming standards worth it?
Qantas fined thousands for mistreating worker
The national carrier and one of its managers have been fined $15,500 over a successful claim launched by a worker who was mistreated after questioning his rate of pay.
The secret life of IT employees: Do you know what they want?
If you thought IT workers would love to work from home, you would be wrong. Now new survey findings show what really makes them tick.
Anonymous job applications reduce prejudice
Following a pilot project across a number of top European companies, there’s a trend underway in Germany which sees complete anonymity of candidates in the hiring process.
HR botches unfair dismissal case, incurs $40k in compo
A Melbourne employer has been ordered to pay nearly $40k in compensation following a botched unfair dismissal hearing at the hands of its HR manager.
Recruitment myth: Migrants given jobs over Aussies
A solid set of numbers has finally been released which indicates skilled overseas workers on 457 visas are not taking away resources sector jobs from Australians.
Two words to redemption
There are two words in the Aussie lexicon that can save even the most dire recruitment campaign: Free Beer.
No place for strict dress codes at NASA
One would think it would take something pretty extraordinary to eclipse a mission to Mars. But combine social media with a funky hairdo, and suddenly, landing of a probe on the red planet was reduced to a footnote.
Good day at the office for HR at Qantas
Fair Work has released its tensely awaited ruling in the Qantas industrial dispute, largely finding in favour of the airline. The judgment is a significant win and the findings will have important flow-on effects.