- Employee sick over Christmas? Must re-credit leave
Some employers have adopted a ‘too bad, so sad’ mentality regarding employees who become sick whilst on annual leave, but unbeknownst to many, the Fair Work Act actually obliges HR to re-credit annual leave in place of sick days.
- Are you a manager or a leader?
Is great management the same as great leadership, or are they separate disciplines? One expert breaks down the factors that separate the two.
- Can you spot a fake reference?
HR has a trained eye for spotting questionable details on resumes – but now some candidates are turning to fake reference services and it may be time to background-check not just the candidates but the referees.
- Don't fall victim to the winter blues
As we head into winter 2013, workplace consultancy experts have reminded HR to consider how that pesky cold chill in the air can wreak havoc on employee motivation.
- The key ingredient in the Best Employer mix: have you got it?
Gaining a spot on a ‘best employers’ list can work wonders for HR strategy. It’s a feather in the cap for any HR director and can bolster branding, retention, engagement – you name it. So how do you nab a nod from the list-makers?
- Smokers under fire
New research has revealed that fatal heart attacks decline amongst all workers when workplaces go smoke-free.