Schmoozing young talent: mining companies set sights on high school-ers
Is it ever too early to recruit keen young minds? One mining company is selling the perks of life in the mines to year 11 and 12 students.
Lessons from the most engaged
New findings have revealed that soldiers, accountants and insurance brokers are the most engaged workers in Australia – what’s the secret?
IR reform "won’t make it easier to sack people"
In perhaps the biggest indication so far as to how the Fair Work review will be served up, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said any changes would lock in fairness and emphatically ruled out calls to scrap penalty rates.
HR salaries not so hot in 2012
If you’ve experienced a bit of a slump in the salary stakes, you’re not alone. This year salaries in HR, marketing, customer service, admin and sales have all fallen on the wrong side of the two-speed economy.
Can HR strategy save business from the customer service slump?
Australia has scored particularly poorly in the consumer satisfaction ranks – only France recorded a higher dissatisfaction rating. The fact remains that good employees remain vital to good service.
Social media and personal branding polarises HR
Be warned: you will soon be asking candidates for their Klout score, and will of course have to know your own, too.
Radical shake-up of workplace bullying
In response to a radical submission put forward by Unions NSW to the federal workplace bullying inquiry , a leading employer advocacy body has claimed that while bullying remains a significant issue, it is being inflated by the unions.
Only in Silicon Valley: HR solution that wouldn’t fly in Oz
It’s an idea that would doubtlessly slash visa sponsoring fees from the hiring budget – but before we get too excited, this is one boat that Gillard and Abbott would surely stop.
Crucial work abandoned by comet man
He’s the man keeping the world safe from Armageddon – but he’s also the latest casualty in a wave of NASA cost cutting. Is this one redundancy HR can’t afford to make?!
Pornography on work computers: One strike and you’re out?
It’s an issue which comes up in every HR professional’s career and there’s inevitably an awkward meeting involving a disgraced employee, their manager, the IT administrator, and HR – but do you give them the boot?