- Employers warned to tread carefully when cutting staff
With more staff cuts being announced every day around the country as organisations act to stem costs in the face of economic uncertainty, a leading workplace relations lawyer has warned employers to be careful when letting staff go.
- Casino sexual harassment case highlights need for communication
Revelations of alleged sexual harassment and subsequent cover-ups at Sydney’s Star Casino have come to light after the complex was forced to provide a report to the NSW Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority yesterday into the circumstances behind the dismissal of its managing director, Sid Vaikunta.
- Doona days or doctor's notes: how to solve the $26 billion sickie problem?
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have revealed ‘sickies’ cost the Australian economy more than $26 billion a year, and on any given work day 2.6% of workers are absent due to illness.
- Recruiting offshore may be “only viable option”
The latest skills index has revealed a severe undersupply of skilled labour in corporate services and engineering, and both require a ‘high level and immediate response’ by organisations.
- Economic anxiety paralysing Australian companies
New research has revealed that workers and managers at the coal face have both the skills and experience to innovate and navigate through change, but are seldom provided the opportunity to do so.
- Job market tightening, loosening, tightening...
New survey results have indicated an ‘overwhelming majority’ of chief financial officers (CFO) in Australia’s top-listed companies have no plans to increase staff numbers this year, and in fact expect employee numbers to drop.