The lighter side

  • How many cartons does it take to get a job? by Human Capital

    Apparently 50 – or there abouts. A Queensland Dad has offered a year’s supply of beer to anyone willing to employ his 19-year-old son.

  • The tanks, snipers and terrorists in your office by Human Capital

    Being surrounded by allies and good team members is a key ingredient of a great working life. Yet many workplaces have insidious characters in the ranks. Do any of these toxic characteristics pervade your workplace?

  • Queensland rail to keep shorts for train crews by Stephanie Zillman

    Instant coffee and tea bags aren’t the causalities in new Premier Campbell Newman’s state budget cuts – new uniforms planned for train drivers has been indefinitely shelved, but everyone’s happy.

  • Employed for a nose job, literally by

    In Beijing, announcing that you’ve got a nose job now has new meaning – the city is employing a number of human smell detectors in response to the country’s rapid urbanisation.

  • Creepiest HR app: Employee life expectancy by Caitlin Nobes

    It was only a matter of time before an app came out that was worthy of being crowned ‘seriously morbid’. Would HR professionals really want to calculate the life expectancy of their older employees?

  • Austere measures for civil servants by Elizabeth Barnard

    If Queensland government employees think they’ve got the rough end of the stick amid plans to scrap free tea and coffee for staff, it’s worth considering the austerity measures in South Korea’s public offices.

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