HR essentials

  • All’s not fair in text messages and employment contracts by Stephanie Zillman

    The decision of the former Health Services Union national president to quit via text message earlier this week is a reminder for employers that text message communication in employment contracts isn’t a two-way street.

  • Massive rise in work bullying claims by Stephanie Zillman

    Victim compensation claims for workplace bullying more than trebled over the past four years – it may be high-time to up the ante in workplace investigations.

  • How to tell an employee they stink by Stephanie Zillman

    From time to time the burden of responsibility falls on HR to address complaints from colleagues, even if it means telling a particular staff member they need to clean up … literally!

  • Don’t fall victim to the winter blues by Stephanie Zillman

    The winter months are known for employee engagement challenges, due in no small part to shorter days, cold and flu, and more time inside.

  • Social media recruitment: don’t get left behind by Stephanie Zillman

    According to the latest research as well as the word-on-the-street, social media is not only a credible way to attract candidates, but is quickly becoming the way to find talent who will be the best cultural fit.

  • Finding right personality test crucial to hiring success by Caitlin Nobes

    Personality tests are a staple of the hiring process, but using the wrong test wastes your time and the candidates’.

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