Queensland rail to keep shorts for train crews
Instant coffee and tea bags aren’t the causalities in new Premier Campbell Newman’s state budget cuts – new uniforms planned for train drivers has been indefinitely shelved, but everyone’s happy.
Who is telling resume porkies? Not who you think...
In the fight to recruit credible, honest workers HR frequently consults top-line managers – yet according to new survey findings, these are the very demographic most likely to fib themselves.
Fairfax flags voluntary redundancies
As news of redundancies and major restructuring grips the newspaper publishing industry, the voluntary vs forced redundancy debate has been cast back into the spotlight.
Employers urge workers to say when on last drinks
A new free online tool launched this week is aimed at making employees more aware of the impacts excessive drinking can have on their working life.
Graduate CV fraud on the rise
As university fees rise and graduate employment rates vary widely by sector, a new survey has found that education fraud is likely to become more widespread.
Don’t speak gobbledygook
If in the average work day you may find yourself leveraging a best practice, touching base, playing phone tag or shifting a paradigm – just remember these terms are likely to induce eye-rolling and yawns from your team.
Can a working relationship be repaired post IR trouble?
Industrial actions often results in a relationship breakdown between employers and employees, but with the right processes in place, it’s not impossible to repair the relationship.
Flexible work options for over 45s: Time to legislate?
The review of the Fair Work Act continues to provoke hot debate and the latest submission shines the spotlight on legislating flexible work options for workers over 45.
Employers must approve sick leave transfers
Some employers have adopted a ‘too bad, so sad’ mentality regarding employees who become sick whilst on annual leave, but unbeknownst to many the Fair Work Act actually obliges HR to re-credit annual leave in place of sick days.
The world of work in the year 2050
It’s pretty rare that senior business leaders are willing to go out on a limb and say what the world will look like in several decades time, but as a new report shows, we’re in for a hellava ride.