- 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.
- Navigating public holidays
The upcoming spate of public holidays may mean turkey, presents and fireworks for some - but for many Australian organisations it will be business as usual.