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.
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.