The lighter side

  • Alternatives to swearing at work by HCA

    The ‘f’ word has crept its way into the lexicon of offices everywhere. What sort of alternatives are out there to this most versatile of words?

  • Go with your (beer) gut feeling? by HCA

    Elite hiring – throw out your expensive and complicated psychometric tests, your behavioural interviewing, and your assessment centres – do you see yourself getting smashed with this person?

  • The awesome sound of 156 office machines from the '60s by

    Modern machines aim to be silent – from the latest MacBook Air to Hybrid cars, the sounds of industry are gone. To honour a bygone era, here’s a fantastic little piece of music recreating the pre-digital workplace.

  • A beep to disturb sedentary office workers by Stephanie Zillman

    Sedentary office workers are in for a rude awakening – new on the market is a ‘sitting pad’ which makes a loud beep every 30 minutes to remind them to move their butt.

  • Secret Santa hell rolls around again by Stephanie Zillman

    There are those who delight in the task of buying someone they’ve barely spoken to in the office a gift worth $10. There are others who would rather munch on broken glass.

  • Pay gap stoush to go viral? by HCA

    It’s been an interesting week in pay gap debate – from pay-gap lattes to monkey’s who won’t stand for anything less than equality, maybe the pay gap stoush is going global.

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