HR lessons from the Australian cricket axings
It’s not every day four key players in the Australian cricket side are axed from a major international test. Was the action heavy handed or a message that needed to be sent - and what performance lessons can HR apply in the workplace?
Money talks in 2013: Aussies trade job security for cash
Yoko Ono famously sung ‘Money, that’s what I want’ – and according to the latest survey findings she was, literally, right on the money.
Work gossip at epidemic proportions
Next time you go to click ‘send’ on a juicy piece of gossip, the email will be just one of dozens going around the office at any one time...
Look beyond working Mums to achieve gender equity
New research has challenged the picture of working women – for organisations looking to truly achieve gender equality; it’s time to re-examine who really is the ‘modern working woman’.
Tasmanian government pumps $7million into wages
An extra $7 million over three years has been announced to cover wage rises for low-paid community sector workers in Tasmania.
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.