The lighter side

  • Light-handed egress: employees steal when leaving by

    A survey has shown it may be wise to keep an eye on employees after an acrimonious departure – 27% of adults admit they have swiped something when leaving a job.

  • Japanese companies regulate waist lines by

    An unusual three-day employee retreat is hosted annually by a Japanese oral hygiene product manufacturer, but not with the goal of teambuilding or boosting sales; instead, slimmer waistlines is the focus.

  • HC spends 5 minutes with... by

    Each week we feature a profile of an HR industry professional, looking at the serious - and sometimes downright funny - world of HR.

  • Job allocation: the brick method by

    Ever had difficulty deciding which position is best suited to a potential employee? Fear not! A new method has been devised to make your decision easy.

  • 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.

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