Opinion & Best Practice

  • Skills and behaviours of great leaders by External

    Penelope Cottrill, principal practice lead, leadership & learning at Nous Group, outlines the key attributes leaders must have in 2017

  • Dismissing an employee overseas by External

    With a global workforce, understanding your legal responsibilities as an employer has never been more critical. George Cooper, partner, Melbourne and Asia at Ashurst, outlines which jurisdiction applies  for employers based overseas

  • Surviving the Silly Season by

    Another festive season has arrived! Christmas parties, work functions, summer barbeques and New Year’s celebrations present many an opportunity to overindulge and undo the good work you’ve done during the year. So what’s the secret to enjoying your food and drink this ‘Silly Season’ without the January bulge?

  • T-shaped professionals working with HR to harness the true benefit of technology by External

    With the role and influence of IT increasing in many organisations, there is a need for HR teams to help ICT employees with deep technical skills to develop more into 'T-shaped professionals' with the ability to effectively collaborate with other departments. Mal Shaw outlines how this can be done.

  • Social media and business change by External

    Can emerging technologies enable us to deliver change better and faster than ever before? Faith Forster believes so.

  • Pushing the boundaries of the workplace by External

    Video technology does not merely bridge distances, but provides the anytime access, face-to-face, personal interactions which are so important in improving organisational communication and successfully conducting business, suggests Nick Hawkins.

  • What’s all this fuss about Labour Market Testing and 457 visas? by External

    Labour Market Testing is now in effect, applying to all subclass 457 visa nominations lodged since 23 November 2013. Ariel Brott outlines what it means for business.

  • The day social media killed your job chances by External

    Unraveling a potential employee’s online DNA is becoming more and more sophisticated and more telling to their job prospects. Craig Badings outlines why HR professionals themselves should tread carefully with their online profiles.

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