- Don’t be dazzled by those with egos
All too often the loudest voices demand the most attention – but new research from New Zealand shows that those people with excessive self-belief in their skills and ability may be the least likely to produce the best results.
- More women needed to improve economy
The Australian Human Rights Commission has today released a toolkit which has been developed to address the problem of too few women entering male-dominated industries.
- Gender quotas: Detriment to merit or a necessary evil?
The introduction of gender quotas is approached by many with trepidation. Often naysayers raise concerns that installing quotas could result in candidates being hired based on their gender, rather than merit. But that view may be seriously flawed.
- The value of contractors in building a powerful workforce strategy
How should employers be utilising the unique skills and flexibility that independent contractors can bring to the workplace? Matthew Franceschini outlines how to tie them into a wider workforce strategy.
- Don't fall victim to the winter blues
As we head into winter 2013, workplace consultancy experts have reminded HR to consider how that pesky cold chill in the air can wreak havoc on employee motivation.
- Organisation ordered to back-pay deceased worker
A Fair Work Ombudsman litigation has led to the back-payment of wages to the estate of an underpaid Brisbane worker, as well as fines in excess of $50k.