Federal Court decision a win for performance management
A recent Federal Court decision has reinforced the sentiment that HR professionals needn’t fear that legitimate performance management will be interpreted as adverse action or bullying by the courts.
Spotlight on best practice redundancies
New data has revealed some 13% of Australian employers are planning to decrease their level of hiring during the second quarter of 2013. HC talks to the experts on how to HR can navigate the process unscathed.
FWC green lights longer individual workplace arrangements
A full bench decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) means employers and employees will now have the freedom to enter into individual workplace arrangements for longer periods before the deals can be terminated.
Fair Work says no to pay on days off
The nation's workplace watchdog has thrown out a union bid which would have seen enforced public holiday payments to employees not rostered to work.
What to do when your star resigns
Many teams can identify with having a ‘star’ employee – that one person who makes things run all the more smoothly. So what can HR do to minimise the impact of their resignation?
Figures indicate support for 457 visa crackdown
Amid an angry backlash from the business community, the Immigration Department has said it is justified in cracking down on the 457 visa program.
Latest stats reveal ‘go away’ payments still rife
Figures released by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) back up claims that all too often employers are left with no choice but to pay ‘go-away’ money to sacked workers, rather than endure the expense of arbitration.
Recruiter unleashes explosive Twitter rant
An Australian recruiter using the twitter handle @exec_hunter this week unleashed a bizarre rant on radio host, writer and comedian Wendy Harmer. After the tweets went viral, the brand damage is immeasurable.
Where does HR stand when disaster strikes?
Australia is known around the world as the lucky country, but we’re also home to some extreme weather events. What are your employer rights when disaster strikes?
Introduction of workplace changes delayed
The introduction of a number of workplace changes has been delayed following the intervention of business groups.