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  • Hire ‘em, fire ’em: Why your hiring policy needs to be ruthless by Caitlin Nobes

    Could a super-tough approach to candidates and the hiring process save months of work on performance reviews and eventual terminations further down the litigation-strewn track?

  • Union watchdogs return by Cameron Edmond

    Unions attack the return of two construction commissioners from the old guard, while industry groups praise the return. Why the controversy, and where do you stand?

  • Legal tips for teleworking by HCA

    A lot has been said about working from home and teleworking. Regardless of pros and cons, employers facilitating teleworking should be aware of the legal pitfalls and how to avoid them.

  • Five lessons for recruiting by HCA

    On the lookout for new talent to join your team? New research has revealed five key insights that can help your recruitment process.

  • Should orgs offer chaplaincy services? by Stephanie Zillman

    In early 2007, the Howard government introduced the National School Chaplaincy program – federal funding for chaplains to work in schools, with the proviso they were not to evangelise or proselytise, but to provide support and guidance to students and staff alike. Now, offering the services of a chaplain to employees is on the rise.

  • Managing and supporting grieving employees by HCA

    Losing a close friend or family member, a child or spouse, is devastating for all of us. But when it happens to a co-worker or employer, it can be difficult to know how to support them. While there are policies in place for grievance leave, what do you do when the affect is felt for weeks or months?

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