- WorkChoices equals wages growth?
With the release of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data on average weekly earnings, the usual suspects came to the party claiming that either the sky is falling for workers, or that they’re wading through Elysian Fields of money
- Is the old boys’ club dying?
Talented women are leaving companies due to a range of factors, a number of which can be put down to the influence of ‘old boys’ clubs’. Craig Donaldson looks at this trend and examines how to deal with them
- Discovering the Y in generation gaps
The need to attract and retain good employees is increasingly important given a diminishing pool of skill and a war for talent. Melissa Yen looks at the impact of generational issues and how companies are coming to terms with demands from generation Y
- Serenity in the workplace now
Disputes don’t just cost organisations large amounts of money – they can also have a negative impact on brand loyalty, workforce morale, productivity, shareholder confidence and staff turnover. Teresa Russell talks with workplace mediation experts about the value of alternative dispute resolution systems in the wake of WorkChoices
- How technology keeps payroll rolling
Whether in-house or outsourced, payroll systems are one of the most crucially scrutinised elements of any company. Management wants maximum efficiency at minimum cost, while employees want to be paid the proper amount at the correct time. Angus Kidman examines how technology is helping to keep payroll systems running smoothly in an era of ever-changing requirements
- Delivering business goods
HR needs to take a few key steps in order to partner effectively with businesses. Melissa Yen speaks with Todd Smith, CFO of GE Commercial Finance, Australia/NZ, about these steps and how HR can deliver on executive expectations