HC Journo dares to go bare
On the 15th of March I will be shaving my hair off as part of the Leukaemia Foundation's annual major fundraiser, the World's Greatest Shave.
Employees sacked for filming Harlem Shake
Up to 15 workers in Western Australia have been sacked from their lucrative mining jobs after filming a Harlem Shake dance clip and breaching workplace health and safety requirements in the process.
Guilty verdict highlights contractor management risks
A $275,000 fine for a Victorian boat company and the death of an independent contractor reinforces the need to exercise due diligence in workplace health and safety management.
Fake it til you make it?
There might be some truth in that old saying – according to research by the University of Kansas, forcing oneself to front a smile can actually positively reduce stress levels.
Offer financial literacy to improve productivity
Financially stressed employees spend 20 hours a month of work time trying to solve their financial problems – high-time to start offering financial literacy training.
QLD public sector staff encouraged to 'dob' on colleagues
Health workers in the Queensland public service are encouraged to ‘dob in’ managers and colleagues if they witness instances of wastefulness via a new online porthole.
Another day, another IR spat: Who’s poisoning the waterhole?
Just yesterday we reported on the IR dispute escalating within Victoria Legal Aid – today Metro bus drivers in Tasmania walked off the job between 10am and 2pm.
Workers threaten Pyjama protest in wages fight
Some 600 Victorian Legal Aid workers have threatened to wear unusual clothing in a bid to embarrass their employer. A media stunt? Yes. And that’s the point.
Foreign workers may not be needed after all
The outrage sparked by the Commonwealth government’s approval of 1,700 overseas workers for Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill project may have been all for nothing.
Consensual Relationship Agreement
Cynics may label Valentine’s Day the flower industry’s annual cash cow – hopeless romantics would disagree. Whichever camp you’re from, HR can often be the unwanted ‘third party’ in office romance entanglements.