- Zero tolerance policies sound good, but are they arbitrary?
HR has rightly set the bar high in taking policy measures to stamp out physical, sexual and verbal harassment in workplaces – but often zero tolerance can do more harm than good.
- HR overlooks applicants with non-western names
The Australian Human Rights Commission has said there is a growing trend of immigrants adopting Western names in the hope it will get them hired.
- Engage and retain the extraordinary personalities working with you
Do you encourage staff to use their own personalities at work? Are they allowed to work in a way that best suits them? Andrew Warren-Nicholls explains the benefits of letting employees be who they are.
- Budget highlights for HR professionals
It’s Federal Budget time again, and amid all the political agendas, it can be difficult to zero-in on what matters strictly to you. HC breaks it down to bring you the industry-specific budget wrap-up.
- Doubts that older worker bonus will make a difference
Despite persistent skills shortages in vital sectors, employers continue to overlook the capabilities of older Australians and business thought leaders fear the $1,000 bonus won’t be enough to shift engrained hiring practices.
- There is hope for our “national shame”
While there is still much to be done to improve employment opportunities for people with disability, there are already brilliant success stories. Anita Le Lay outlines how one company has benefitted from embracing a more diverse hiring strategy.