The lighter side

  • HC spends 5 minutes with Damien Sloane by

    Each week we feature a profile of an HR industry professional, looking at the serious - and sometimes downright funny - world of HR. This week, we speak to Damien Sloane of Calvary Silver Circle Community Services

  • Messy desks may boost workplace efficiency by

    While businesses and office managers often impose ‘clean desk’ policies and tout work efficiency and productivity as the reasons, new research from Germany has threatened to turn office neat freaks into a tizz – the findings indicate that being surrounded by mess can allow people to think more clearly.

  • Say thank you 15 million ways by

    Bus operator Ken Grenda is being hailed as Australia’s most generous boss after handing out $15m in cash to his staff as a reward for their years of service and loyalty.

  • HC spends 5 minutes with Melissa Johnson by

    Each week we feature a profile of an HR industry professional, looking at the serious - and sometimes downright funny - world of HR. This week, we speak to Melissa Johnson of PDT Architects.

  • Lighter side: Teen sacked for wearing Broncos jersey in Washington workplace by HCA

    Ensure you communicate your game day policies now before you run into an embarrassing situation like this.

  • Australia day hangover tab $60m by

    If you came into work this morning greeted by a flood of emails and voice messages from employees taking a long weekend, you’re among friends – some 171,000 people will be off work today as the national absenteeism rate shoots from a normal 3.5% to 5%.

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