Daily grind stands in the way of coaching
The number of office workers receiving coaching to help them in their careers is low because, quite simply, employers are tied up with managing the business.
Employee guilty of defaming boss
An employee who wrote a fiery resignation email accusing her former boss of bullying, lying, laziness and theft has been found guilty of defamation.
Have you considered canine employment?
The countdown is on for dog lovers everywhere. Soon it will be the one day of the year when workers can bring their dogs to work.
Employee sacked for swearing wins job back
A Brisbane employee has won his job back after being sacked for swearing at the boss. When is HR justified in firing over four-letter words?
HR too slow in becoming strategic business partners
HR professionals have been steadfast in proving the strategic business case for bringing HR to the boardroom table. Yet new research has shown that the profession is making slow strides to this end.
Panic in the ranks? Top tips to lure ex-pats to Oz
As Sydney, Melbourne and Perth join the ranks of the most expensive cites in the world for ex-pats, its high-time for HR to clarify the recruitment strategy for luring much-needed overseas talent.
Office seating should be determined by employee moods
It’s a concept that may just be the next big thing in HR – seating employees with like-minded souls could spell the end of petty noise disputes, and may just mean the elusive goal of harmony in the workplace can be achieved.
Ditch the to-do lists
Writing a to-do list is a comforting activity – putting tasks to paper (or screen) seems to somehow clear and relax the mind. But a new study has shown that list-making may be pointless.
HR’s dream employee
This may just be Australia’s most promising employee. Creative, risk-taker, brave, selfless – traits all employers would like to see in an employee...just a pity he’s only 9!
Underemployment of older workers “a waste of human capital”
A new report released yesterday has found that organisations continue to exclude older workers and has called for the removal of systematic barriers which have influenced the recruitment choices of employers.