Unfair dismissal claims on the up, and employees are winning
More employee unfair dismissal claims are being upheld by Fair Work than ever before. So is the system broken?
Smokers spend a year ‘lighting up’
If you don't have a clearly defined policy on staff smoke breaks, you may be up for a bill of $8,000 per smoker, per year.
Non-standard rewards Part II: Gym memberships
Gym benefits packages can be a great attraction and retention tool, but you’ve got to do it right...
Sexualised banter: if it’s unwanted, it’s harassment
This potentially grey and dangerous area should be black, white and safe if you’ve got your workplace policies and communication right.
Office plant. Office sofa. Office doggie?
There’s a new theory around town known as PAW (Pooch at Work), and it’s catching on.
CV lies: “Skills: I can type without looking at thekeyboard
New research has indicated that candidates are less likely to lie on their online job profiles than hard-copy resumes – apparently candidates feel their information is more open to scrutiny when it’s online and are less likely to invent bog ...
Noisy workplaces get the creative juices flowing
New research indicates that if your workplace is too quiet you may be missing an essential ingredient of creativity and innovation: noise
Get into social media or limit your career potential
While inappropriate online activity has been the undoing of countless professionals out there, many more have actually enhanced their careers by careful and strategic use of social media.
The ultimate professional nightmare: Waiter tips beer on German leader
A rookie German waiter endured the ultimate professional nightmare when he accidentally tipped a full tray of beer over Chancellor Angela Merkel this week.
Time to get past the carrot and the stick
The notion that if you pay people more, you’ll get more – more productivity, more engagement, more ROI – is being turned on its head by an increasingly large body of research confirming what some forward thinking leaders have been aware of ...