Opinion & Best Practice

  • Thou Shalt Not Bully by External

    Bullying has become the catch-all term for employee dissatisfaction.Salli Browning suggests that helping employees find more accurate terms for the conflict situations they encounter can alleviate the epidemic faced by HR.

  • Productivity and the cost of distraction by External

    'Distract and overwhelm' is the new productive norm. Kate Boorer outlines what impact this is having on workplace productivity - and what can be done to improve the situation.

  • The importance of costing rosters before publishing them by External

    Trying to fill every role across every shift, ensuring the right coverage of skills, acknowledging WHS requirements regarding shifts and fatigue, and then remembering who's available or who's on leave is far from easy. Darren Covington provides his top tip for smoothing the process.

  • Don't 'lose out' to LinkedIn by

    A recent Fair Work Australia case has highlighted the potential for LinkedIn to be used as an anti-competitive tool and/or a public relations disaster. Belinda Copley outlines the steps employers can take to avoid 'losing out' to LinkedIn.

  • Government takes a knife to 457 Visas by

    Since 1 July 2013, 457 visas got harder. Ariel Brott outlines how the procedure has changed and what HR professionals need to do about it.

  • The (r)evolution of management by External

    After a century of trying to control people, processes and information, we have come to a point in organisational history where we need to recognise that what worked before just simply isn’t enough anymore. Therese S. Kinal provides clues as to the way forward.

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