Recruitment

  • ‘Smokers need not apply’ – legitimate discrimination? by HCA

    A Melbourne publishing firm has come under fire for stating in a job ad that smokers need not apply – HC investigates the legalities behind the controversy.

  • Doubts that older worker bonus will make a difference by HCA

    Despite persistent skills shortages in vital sectors, employers continue to overlook the capabilities of older Australians and business thought leaders fear the $1,000 bonus won’t be enough to shift engrained hiring practices.

  • LAFHA changes will burden employers with contract renegotiations by

    The changes to living-away-from-home allowance (LAFHA) tax concessions expected in tonight’s Federal Budget will impose a significant cost burden on both business owners and their employees, a leading tax expert has said.

  • Preference for candidates with deeper voice by Human Capital

    New research has shown that voters consistently choose political candidates with a deeper voice, whether male or female – could the same be true in HR processes such as hiring and promoting?

  • Hiring difficulty set to become the norm by Stephanie Zillman

    If you’ve encountered hiring difficulties of late, you’re not alone – some 40% of business leaders have said it is taking three months longer to recruit staff than a year ago.

  • Hire baby boomers and get $1,000 by Stephanie Zillman

    The federal government has announced it will pay $1,000 to employers who hire a person over the age of 50 from 1 July.

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