HR Strategy

  • Focus on absenteeism: know the facts by

    A common issue posed to Australian HR professionals and workplace consultants is in relation to best practice for managing personal leave entitlements, and more specifically those who obviously use their sick/carer’s leave as it accrues.

  • Employers warned to tread carefully when cutting staff by

    With more staff cuts being announced every day around the country as organisations act to stem costs in the face of economic uncertainty, a leading workplace relations lawyer has warned employers to be careful when letting staff go.

  • Economic anxiety paralysing Australian companies by

    New research has revealed that workers and managers at the coal face have both the skills and experience to innovate and navigate through change, but are seldom provided the opportunity to do so.

  • From Capitalism to Talentism by

    A major challenge for businesses today and into the future will be building a defensible, diverse bench of talent ahead of less prepared competitors. Dianne Jacobs provides her tips.

  • Customer-service employees: love ’em or lose ’em by

    The message from a major new report is that if you have staff involved in customer service you better get them engaged and trained up: the alternative could be loss of competitiveness, an increase in your staff turnover rate and even longer-term business failure.

  • Finding skeletons in candidates’ cupboards: new social-media scanning tool launched by

    Ever wished you could trawl the entire web with a single click and find all those unsavoury bits of information on people that would preclude their suitability for a position? Or what about info that could give you a headstart in legal proceedings? The Irish designers of a new software tool to be released later this month say it can do just that.

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