HR essentials

  • Smokers under fire by HCA

    New research has revealed that fatal heart attacks decline amongst all workers when workplaces go smoke-free.

  • Are your HR investigation procedures up to scratch? by Stephanie Zillman

    As another unfair dismissal case ends in favour of the employee, it may be time to take a closer look at your investigation procedures to ensure the integrity of due processes is being upheld.

  • Are you asking the right interview questions? by Stephanie Zillman

    Post job, read resumes, interview, hire: are you taking on the first candidate who passes through your basic recruiting system?

  • 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.

  • Unfair dismissals: extension of time application tougher by HCA

    FWA (Fair Work Australia) in dismissing a recent extension of time application, has indicated it will allow extensions only in “rare cases, where there are exceptional circumstances.”

  • What is acceptable alternative employment? by HCA

    In a recent case, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) refused an application by Tasman Sheepskin Tannery Pty Ltd (TST) to avoid paying severance pay to redundant employees under the Tanning Industry Award 1999

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