- Blind eye: Rampant culture of discrimination
Senior managers at Airservices Australia (ASA) are being called to account over allegations of extreme misconduct, relating to the distribution of pornography and consistent discrimination against and degrading behaviour towards female staff.
- Inappropriate emails a sackable offence
A New Zealand man was sacked by his employer for keeping so-called “weird stuff” on his computer – and the case has highlighted the limits of acceptable employee conduct.
- Spotlight on holiday leave: Aussies outdo Asia-Pac region
Australian employers offer the highest level of statutory holiday leave to employees in the Asia-Pacific region, but rank among the lowest compared to western European countries.
- HR failings contributed to retail slump
HR is failing to engage retail workers, and this has had a damaging impact on business throughout 2011.
- Complacency will lead to hot water
The rollout of the new WHS legislation will become law as of 1 January 2012, and any workplace incident after this time will be subject to the new laws and harsher penalties.
- Transition planning part of the bottom line
Australian organisations must ensure they have a clearly defined strategy for supporting the transition to retirement, because forward planning allows for a transfer of knowledge, maximised productivity and longer retention of mature-age employees.