General people management

  • Australia caught in the pay slowdown tides by Cameron Edmond

    Experts have painted a sluggish outlook for global pay rises in 2014. Is there anything Aussie employers can do to avoid employee discontent?

  • The bearer of bad news: The follow-up by Tammy Buckley

    The bad news has been broken, but where to from there? Two experts give their advice on how to handle the follow-up.

  • Should you tell your employees to work less? by HCA

    Checking work email from home is becoming ubiquitous, but is this a bad habit HR should stamp-out?

  • The good news: Awareness of bullying on the rise by Cameron Edmond

    Legislative changes appear to be having the desired effect, with studies showing awareness of bullying and discrimination increasing.

  • The bearer of bad news: Delivering the blow by Tammy Buckley

    HR professionals are routinely called upon to deliver bad news, and are also expected to provide follow-up support. This can range from informing colleagues of a team member’s death, a restructure, redundancies and salary freezes through to misconduct issues or performance issues. But what are the wrong and right ways of communicating bad news?

  • Qantas layoffs a sign of the times by Cameron Edmond

    Qantas’ announcement of major job cuts is a sign a broader issue facing Australian workplaces. Where do you stand?

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