• Are your HR investigation procedures up to scratch? by Stephanie Zillman

    As another unfair dismissal case ends in favour of the employee, it may be time to take a closer look at your investigation procedures to ensure the integrity of due processes is being upheld.

  • Dismissal for criminal conviction overruled by HCA

    Would an employee’s criminal conviction for domestic violence be grounds for dismissal? You may assume their off duty behaviour automatically influences their work life – but a new court ruling says otherwise.

  • Shrinking end of year send-offs a communication issue by Stephanie Zillman

    If your end of year offering ain’t what it used to be, it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Budgets may be tighter and the orders are coming from the top – but it pays to fill staff in on the reasons why.

  • When can you require an employee to work a public holiday? by HCA

    Requiring an employee to work on a public holiday is an unpleasant reality for many employers throughout Australia this holiday season – what are your rights if they refuse?

  • Transitions to online professional development training by

    Jeff Downs writes that online professional development programs can transform organisations for the better and for the worst - it all comes down to the implementation.

  • Ban on using ‘mate’ at work by HCA

    Dubbing a practice ‘un-Australian’ is something that is bandied around a lot – but a ban against calling colleagues and patients ‘mate’ has ruffled a few feathers.

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