HR essentials

  • Thinking of making the hot-desk switch? by HCA

    As many of Australia’s largest organisations switch to the practice of hot-desking, workplace experts have warned employers to carefully review all impacts before making such a change.

  • The fine line of bullying: What HR needs to know by HCA

    Extreme cases of bullying are headline material, and while overt and systematic bullying may make the 6pm news, the real problem is that the majority of bullying happens on a much more subtle level, according to a leading workplace psychologist.

  • Should ‘fit notes’ replace ‘sick notes’? by Stephanie Zillman

    In order to tackle high absenteeism rates, the UK and parts of Europe have been proactive in instituting the ‘fit note’ to address what a worker could do, instead of focusing on what they can’t do.

  • Managing staff who don’t ‘fit’ by Stephanie Zillman

    What cards can you play when a staff member simply doesn’t ‘fit’ your organisation?

  • Got a name like Wojewodzic? Sorry, no promotion by HCA

    People with easy to pronounce names win friends and favour in the workplace, a new study has found.

  • Can you spot a fake reference? by Stephanie Zillman

    HR has a trained eye for spotting questionable details on resumes – but now some candidates are turning to fake reference services and it may be time to background-check not just the candidates but the referees.

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