- Giving employees the easy way to stop smoking
It is estimated that smoking costs Australian businesses at least $1.5 billion per year, or $4.3 million a day. On an individual level, every smoker can cost up a business up to $5,000 every year. Furthermore, the average smoker spends up to 30 minutes a day, or 14 working days a year, on smoke breaks, and takes five days more sick leave a year on average than non-smokers
- A woman’s climb to the top
It seems that the time for women in business to shine is becoming more and more evident. With issues such as skills shortages, recruitment, attraction and retention, talent management and an overall increase in the level of business competition, companies need to focus on diversity in order to stay ahead of the pack in a sustainable way
- Doing your hiring homework
A not inconsiderable number of employees either fabricate or ‘massage the truth’ in their résumés. Human Resources speaks with some experts about the process of pre-employment screening, exposes some of the pitfalls and provides a few best practice tips for HR professionals
- Partnering for the future
HR can make a valuable contribution if it focuses on the business strategy. Craig Donaldson speaks with Eric Drok, CEO of ING Direct Australia about the importance of HR and why it must understand a business and its goals
- Serious about improving morale?
Because morale affects every aspect of a company’s competitive advantage, it’s an important question to ask. However, as David Lee writes, many companies need to rethink their approach to boosting morale if they are to be effective
- New HR system needed for manufacturing SME
As an employer in the manufacturing sector with around 400 people, we are looking to upgrade our current HR system. We want one that offers more flexibility and that will allow staff and managers to take ownership of their HR matters. What sort of aspects should we look for in a new system that will provide greater functionality in areas such as payroll, workplace agreements, superannuation and package structuring?