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  • Hiring difficulty set to become the norm by Stephanie Zillman

    If you’ve encountered hiring difficulties of late, you’re not alone – some 40% of business leaders have said it is taking three months longer to recruit staff than a year ago.

  • NSW workers’ compo set to change by Stephanie Zillman

    In the same week that a public servant won compo for a work trip sex injury, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced proposed changes that would turn the state’s workers’ compensation on its head.

  • Lessons not learned from payroll shared services mishaps by Stephanie Zillman

    Payroll error is a one-way ticket to employee disengagement and reduced morale – yet despite the lessons from QLD Health’s bungled shared services operations, orgs continue to mess up this critical function.

  • Confusion over workplace substance tests by

    The workplace watchdog has come under fire for a controversial ruling in a drug test appeals case – but if the findings are upheld, urine tests may be confined to the history books.

  • HR is a team sport: Priorities in 2012 revealed by

    Growth, cloud, social, mobile and analytics are among this year’s top HR trends, a new report has revealed.

  • Clearing the ‘deadwood’: Voluntary vs forced redundancy by Stephanie Zillman

    The controversy that engulfed Toyota this week begs the question – when redundancies are a business necessity, don’t organisations have the right to layoff the worst performers?

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