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  • Industry says FWA review falls short by Stephanie Zillman

    The long-awaited review of the Fair Work Act has been released to a barrage of criticism from the business community, who claim the recommended changes fall short of what is needed.

  • Skilled HR practices lead to superior economic performance by HCA

    A price can finally be placed on investing in core HR functions – a new report has found companies with highly streamlined HR practices leave the competition for dead in terms of revenue growth and profit margins.

  • HC rated best at international publishing awards by HCA

    Leading HR publication Human Capital has been recognised as one of the best in the world, winning two awards at the 2012 Tabbies, the international B2B publishing awards competition.

  • Three strikes is a myth in performance management by Stephanie Zillman

    The days of giving a set number of written warnings prior to a termination are over – what’s important is allowing a reasonable time frame for employees to work through their issues.

  • Consequences for not accommodating disability totals $30k by Human Capital

    The workplace ombudsman recently found that James Hardie discriminated against a prospective employee when it refused to employ him following the failure of a physical medical assessment.

  • Vodafone PR crisis over social media rants by Astrid Wilson

    Having a go at someone or something is the bread and butter of social media – but what happens when it’s said in the company’s name by an unauthorised employee? HR needs to have a contingency plan.

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