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?
Dishonesty and erosion of trust solid grounds for dismissal
An unfair dismissal claim has been thrown out after Fair Work Australia found that losing trust in an employee is legitimate grounds for termination.
Online dating and recruitment have a lot in common
You wouldn’t marry someone you had only met online, would you? According to one expert recruiter, hiring someone you have only met online is fraught with risk.
Legal obligations in docking wages
Docking wages is an unpleasant task, but in cases of illegal industrial action employers are obligated to apply the full force of the law.
When HR becomes PR nightmare
A Melbourne organisation received a rude surprise over the weekend when the position of CEO was advertised on Seek using its official log-in and company logo.
Overweight workers blame management for making them fat
Workers say they need more support from their employers if they are to lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle – and the Aussie drinking culture isn’t helping.
Are your job ads repelling applicants?
The job ad is a pivotal aspect of the recruitment process, yet according to one thought leader many HR professionals continue to make classic errors which turn off would-be applicants. Are you falling into the trap?
The HR folks at BHP may be onto something
BHP has received a rough-trot in the media for its restrictive ‘clean-desk policy’ – but a close examination of its guidelines reveal they may be on to a good thing with happy workers to boot.
Wimbledon, Tour de France, Olympics equals spike in sickies
From cycling, to soccer to bob-sledding, as a nation Australia unashamedly gets on the bandwagon of sporting events – the only problem is most of the biggest ones happen north of the equator.
Amateur office detective catches fruit-stealing cleaner
A cleaner with sticky fingers was caught red-handed after an elaborate trap was set by an office worker to catch her out.