- International assignments: Cost of living in the spotlight
Differences in the cost of living around the world are an eternal issue for International HR, whether it be when sourcing assignees from developing countries, relocating headquarters within a region or expanding into emerging markets. Anna Michielsen takes a closer look.
- HR failing the long-term unemployed
With the number of long-term unemployed swelling by 80% over the past five years, one group representing non-profit job agencies is calling for a formal federal inquiry.
- Time to prioritise the happiness of your workforce
Happy employees equal happy profits, right? While HR is quick to recognise there is a direct correlation between happiness and productivity, seeing the figures in black and white is startling.
- Which of these top mistakes have you made?
The former head of Merril Lynch Sallie Krawcheck spent almost 20 years taking on the financial world, working her way to executive positions in some of the world’s biggest financial institutions. Now she’s taking on HR with the claim she can expose their biggest mistakes.
- Federal Court decision a win for performance management
A recent Federal Court decision has reinforced the sentiment that HR professionals needn’t fear that legitimate performance management will be interpreted as adverse action or bullying by the courts.
- Spotlight on best practice redundancies
New data has revealed some 13% of Australian employers are planning to decrease their level of hiring during the second quarter of 2013. HC talks to the experts on how to HR can navigate the process unscathed.