The lighter side

  • 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.

  • Simple tricks to remember a candidate’s name (and how to stay cool when you can’t) by Elizabeth Barnard

    It’s a big problem for HR: there are so many candidates and so many names. Here’s how to get it right, every time.

  • Don’t speak gobbledygook by Stephanie Zillman

    If in the average work day you may find yourself leveraging a best practice, touching base, playing phone tag or shifting a paradigm – just remember these terms are likely to induce eye-rolling and yawns from your team.

  • Office drama quiz: Which role do you play? by

    In the office we constantly observe the characteristics of those around us, but how often do we take a moment to reflect on our own character? Take our fun quiz to reveal if you’re an office diva, a doormat, or somewhere in between!

  • Have you considered canine employment? by Stephanie Zillman

    The countdown is on for dog lovers everywhere. Soon it will be the one day of the year when workers can bring their dogs to work.

  • Steve Jobs: Tech visionary with a penchant for nicknames by

    This week a former iPod product manager uploaded his business card to Facebook – as it turns out, Mr Jobs was hiding a sense of humour under that skivvy.

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