General people management

  • HR failing the long-term unemployed by Stephanie Zillman

    With the number of long-term unemployed swelling by 80% over the past five years, one group representing non-profit job agencies is calling for a formal federal inquiry.

  • Federal Court decision a win for performance management by Stephanie Zillman

    A recent Federal Court decision has reinforced the sentiment that HR professionals needn’t fear that legitimate performance management will be interpreted as adverse action or bullying by the courts.

  • Why are your poor performers poor performers? by Iain Hopkins

    Most people don’t show up to work to purposely do a bad job – so it’s important for managers to understand the root cause of performance issues.

  • Fair Work Ombudsman signs a MOU with Defence by

    In order to strengthen processes to manage shared workforces and show support for Aussie workers who are Reservists, the Fair Work Ombudsman has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Defence.

  • ATO warning: start super planning now by

    Medium and large businesses should start preparing for changes to their super obligations now to ensure they are ready for the changes on time, according to the Australian Taxation Office.

  • Combating negative bias in communication by External

    Communicating solely via emails, texts or online communication? What impact is this having on our ability to get unambiguous messages across? Tammy Tansley suggests social neuroscience may provide some insights.

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