What’s hot and what’s not: HR salaries and sought-after skills in 2012
2012 is past half-way, and the latest data for Q2 is in – if you’re planning on up-skilling, specialising in health and safety, IR or change management could be the ticket to commanding bigger bucks.
Obese female candidates shown the door
A new study looked at the extent to which HR professionals stigmatise obese candidates in the recruitment phase – the findings indicated that obese female candidates are likely to be disadvantaged.
Get the office temperature right
Ensuring the optimum temperature is a vital ingredient of a happy and productive workforce. When the temperature is uncomfortable, HR can expect a direct effect on productivity and staff morale.
Employees who eat at their desk miss out on disco
A new survey revealed an incredible 60% of office workers don’t take their lunch break, and instead wolf down a sambo at their desk. The issue is, they’ll be working for free.
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.