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

  • Little Wins by External

    Innovation is not necessarily always about the grand plans, but rather the small steps taken to achieve that grand plan. Here, Christina Gerakiteys provides some examples of 'little wins' in business.

  • 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.

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