- Productivity hit by economy and workload concerns
Concerns about the economy and excessive workloads are not only leading to stress in Australian workplaces, but businesses are also suffering from lost productivity, according to international recruitment firm Robert Half.
- HR Leadership Awards nominations open
Nominations are open for the HR Leadership Awards 2009 – the country’s leading event for recognition of people leadership and benchmark HR practice
- Best and worst business practices to adopt in a recession
Businesses that are handling the economic crisis well tend to take a longer-term approach to thinking, communicate well with their staff and genuinely try and find win/win solutions for both the business and employees
- Business: why kill employee share schemes?
The Government’s stated objective of boosting the availability and take up of employee share schemes by low and middle income earners could come to a halt because the announced changes to Australia’s employee share scheme rules in the Federal Budget will have the opposite effect, according to KPMG
- Privacy focus necessary with technology
The increase in technology which allows information to be accessed easily means businesses need to start concentrating on ensuring employees’ privacy is maintained, especially in the wake of proposed reforms, said Emma Weedon, senior associate at McCullough Robertson
- Swine flu gives rise to concerns over legal rights and obligations
The increased focus on health risks due to the recent global outbreak of swine flu has heightened the need for employers to better manage their workplace health practices, paying particular attention to their legal rights and obligations to care for their employees, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers