- Schmoozing young talent: mining companies set sights on high school-ers
Is it ever too early to recruit keen young minds? One mining company is selling the perks of life in the mines to year 11 and 12 students.
- Dealing with violence in the workplace
An enraged internet user admitted hacking a service provider's computers, threatening to burn down its offices and menacing its owner with an axe – how can HR minimise the risk of violence in workplaces?
- Coaching lessons from neuroscience
How do you coach effectively in an environment characterised by ambiguity, rapid change and uncertainty? Dr Connie Henson outlines how neuroscience can help people better understand their own behaviour, reinforce change efforts and rewire their brains to make more effective decisions in an unpredictable world.
- Lessons from the most engaged
New findings have revealed that soldiers, accountants and insurance brokers are the most engaged workers in Australia – what’s the secret?
- Opportunity to lift productivity and performance lies with HR
Currently many organisations have a significant opportunity to lift productivity and performance by training up HR professionals to better handle ‘big data’ – an HR software expert has said.
- IR reform "won’t make it easier to sack people"
In perhaps the biggest indication so far as to how the Fair Work review will be served up, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said any changes would lock in fairness and emphatically ruled out calls to scrap penalty rates.