The lighter side

  • HC spends 5 minutes with Marco Sicurella 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 Marco Sicurella of Teachers Credit Union.

  • Salary may be a laughing matter by

    While it is well known that humour is a powerful tool with which to defuse tension, build rapport and boost morale in the workplace, now it seems a good joke can also be effective in salary negotiations.

  • Stone age man is told to move on by

    Bronze age man is told to move with the times - and it's high time he learned some new skills.

  • Are you a department dictator? by

    With the recent passing of Kim Jong Il, many stories of his bizarre leadership behaviour have been circulating around, with some stranger than fiction. In a report by CBS Interactive, it has been found that there are many parallels between him and demanding managers.

  • HC spends 5 minutes with Sophie Firmager 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 Sophie Firmager of RCG Corporation.

  • Staff turnover: Canberra sets woeful example by

    If you’ve been feeling defeated by high staff turnover and low engagement, spare a thought for the recruiters working behind the scenes in Canberra – 80% of staff for federal MPs burn out within three years.

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