Despite a long-running ACTU campaign claiming Australian employers exploit the casual workforce, new figures turn that view on its head – the numbers haven’t changed in 10 years.
A leading expert in labour market studies has determined that workplaces that don’t invest in the health and wellbeing of older workers are effectively shooting themselves in the foot.
If you think heading straight to the back of the lift is meaningless – think again. New Australian based research has uncovered the secret power plays going up and down around the country.
With the number of long-term unemployed swelling by 80% over the past five years, one group representing non-profit job agencies is calling for a formal federal inquiry.
Happy employees equal happy profits, right? While HR is quick to recognise there is a direct correlation between happiness and productivity, seeing the figures in black and white is startling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember when just one mobile was the size (and weight) of a brick? Well execs are still whining despite slim-line phones and devices, but happy with work/social separation.
An employment tribunal has heard that a flight attendant has been sacked after eating a sandwich given to her by her manager
Talitha Cummins is claiming she was unfairly dismissed from her role while on maternity leave
In case of prolonged absences, employers must find the balance between meeting employees’ needs and maintaining business goals