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  • Inappropriate emails a sackable offence by

    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 by

    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 by

    HR is failing to engage retail workers, and this has had a damaging impact on business throughout 2011.

  • Complacency will lead to hot water by

    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 by

    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 by

    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.

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