- Aim for a roast, not a roasting this Christmas
As the December social calendar fills up with Christmas parties, leading workplace consultants have warned that the risks presented by unregulated online chatter by employees should not be underestimated.
- Commissioner says age crisis preventable
The recently appointed Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has said that organisations are under employing older people at the expense of business productivity.
- Long commute may increase absenteeism
New research has revealed a link between absenteeism and the length of employees’ commute – and if you’re lucky enough employ a workforce who lives just around the corner, you’ll see a 16% drop in absenteeism.
- Candid CEO admits to pinching local workforce
Mining company Xstrata has said there has been a 20% increase in the number of workers choosing to live in north-west Queensland.
- Good grooming offsets pay disadvantage of being unattractive
A warning goes out to any movember-sters thinking they may let their mo grow wild and woolly beyond the end of the campaign which wraps on Thursday – good grooming generates a wage premium of 4% to 5% for young men who are well groomed.
- Flirting with trouble: Fine line of social media screening
According to new research more than a quarter of Australian employers use social networking sites to ‘screen’ job candidates – and almost half admitted to turning down a candidate based on their Facebook or Twitter content.