Learning and development

  • Giving employees the easy way to stop smoking by

    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

  • Doing your hiring homework by

    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

  • New HR system needed for manufacturing SME by

    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?

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  • Discovering the in-house option by

    Australia’s business schools offer short, intensive courses to hone the skills of busy professionals. Many participants attend open courses – often in CBD campuses, but some organisations contract these schools to run customised executive education courses in-house. Teresa Russell reports

  • Women in business course, NIDA reviewed by Melissa Yen by

    Being female in the workplace poses many challenges for businesswomen. As hard as it may be to accept, there are some characteristics we hold that highlight our tendency to come across as the ‘softer’, ‘more vulnerable’ sex, particularly when it comes to presenting to an audience of men and other coworkers who require us to be as articulate and confident as possible in order to gain credibility

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