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.
How to tell an employee they stink
From time to time the burden of responsibility falls on HR to address complaints from colleagues, even if it means telling a particular staff member they need to clean up … literally!
Breaches of mutual trust and confidence may result in damages
A NSW Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has delivered a landmark decision on implied terms of mutual trust and confidence – potentially the door to damages has been thrust open.
How much are your people worth?
A new report has indicated a disconnect between current market salaries and what organisations are actually offering. A whopping one third of Aussie employers are getting it wrong.
Access to wage subsidy a helping hand
Your organisation may be eligible for a new government wage subsidy of approximately $5,700 for each job placement.
Wacky resumes: destined for the bin?
Giant cookies, bottles of champagne, all delivered with a singing telegram – how far is too far? Do wacky resumes have a one-way ticket to the nearest landfill?
Do you ever think you’re incompetent?
You may have imposter syndrome: an affliction felt by many career women who ooze confidence, yet feel they don’t deserve their achievements.
One last LAFHA
The introduction of the LAFHA reforms has been deferred until 1 October for all eligible employees, including overseas employees who don't maintain a home in Australia that they are living away from for work.