- Repay low paid workers say Unions
Employees on minimum wage deserve a $27 a week pay rise after unfairly shouldering the burden of the economic downturn, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
- Pay inconsistency costing companies thousands
Inconsistency when adhering to pay principles has a dramatic impact on corporate costs and staff retention risks, according to new research published by global HR consultancy Mercer.
- Employers hit by return to work laws
Employers will have to be better equipped to handle staff returning to work from illness and provide better income protection, following a review of Victoria’s workers’ compensation system.
- Making sense of matrix structures
Many organisations adopt the matrix structure in order to benefit from multiple geographies, product lines, customer sectors and services, however, the majority of businesses fail to realise the simplest of efficiencies and economies of scale that they set out to achieve through a matrix structure.
- Social networking: does it have a place in OHS?
WorkSafe Victoria’s got 183 Twitter followers. WorkCover NSW has 1,600. The “Justice for Brodie Panlock” Facebook group has over 6,000. People are social networking, but can it improve workplace safety?
- NBN on recruitment drive
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is currently on a recruitment drive as it seeks to triple its headcount from 100 to 300 by the middle of 2010, however, recruitment experts have warned that a shortage of skilled IT professionals could hamper the project