Kissing colleagues an awkward office dilemma
The ‘workplace kiss’remains an unspoken dilemma causing awkward moments in offices around the country. So, is it ever appropriate to kiss a colleague on the cheek?
HR email blunder sacks all 1,300 staff
It’s the stuff of HR nightmares – for one HR manager, hitting send on a termination email spelt the beginning of a glitch which saw 1,300 staff at a global insurer receive their notice.
Time to lift the lid on employee salaries
It’s an unwritten rule in the corporate world – HR doesn’t disclose the salaries of staff. However, why is it all a big secret – would mayhem really ensue if salaries were completely transparent?
Hiring difficulty set to become the norm
If you’ve encountered hiring difficulties of late, you’re not alone – some 40% of business leaders have said it is taking three months longer to recruit staff than a year ago.
NSW workers’ compo set to change
In the same week that a public servant won compo for a work trip sex injury, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced proposed changes that would turn the state’s workers’ compensation on its head.
Lessons not learned from payroll shared services mishaps
Payroll error is a one-way ticket to employee disengagement and reduced morale – yet despite the lessons from QLD Health’s bungled shared services operations, orgs continue to mess up this critical function.
Clearing the ‘deadwood’: Voluntary vs forced redundancy
The controversy that engulfed Toyota this week begs the question – when redundancies are a business necessity, don’t organisations have the right to layoff the worst performers?
Confusion over which Fair Work is which
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have come out swinging with claims the national workplace relations watchdog should be renamed amid confusion over which entity is which.
Hire baby boomers and get $1,000
The federal government has announced it will pay $1,000 to employers who hire a person over the age of 50 from 1 July.
Monitoring employee emails: What are your rights?
The case of a summary dismissal of an employee who took a three day holiday from work without permission has been upheld thanks to email evidence – is monitoring emails perfectly legal?