Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - March, 2013
The Federal Government has released the first report from the Review of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act), which aims to ensure that injured workers are covered by the SRC Act and Comcare Scheme.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is pushing for a $30 increase to the country’s minimum wage, arguing that ‘new evidence’ shows that the country’s lowest paid are slipping ‘further behind the rest of the workforce’.
A meagre 5 per cent of the country’s organisations have reported what they call smart, sustainable growth needed to see them succeed beyond the Mining Boom a Telstra survey has found.
Australians are working more hours for higher hourly wages, driving a two decade long substantial growth in personal and household income, according to a new report released by the Productivity Commission.
While some of the nation’s top 200 publically listed companies are making headway into improving their human rights records, more must be done, according to new research released by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).
The Tasmanian Government has released data which it says shows ‘dramatic jobs growth’ in the State’s mining industry, confirming the long-term prospects of the industry.
The Federal Government has introduced legislation before Parliament that it claims will provide increased flexibility for parental leave, rostering protections and broader access to request flexible working arrangements.
Providing share options to employees is a burdensome and complicated task that requires a deft hand to deliver, according to a new survey conducted by international consultancy firm Deloitte.
A shortage in crucial Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in the current and emerging workforce is holding back Australian employers in their ongoing question to be more innovative, productive and competitive, according to a new report released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
Despite the misconception being repeated ad nauseam, top dogs often do need a helping hand when they’re first join a company according to top recruitment specialists Hays.
The Federal Government has released draft model rules for registered organisations in a bid to help them comply with financial transparency and accountability standards introduced last year.
Bystanders in cases of bullying are being urged to take a stand against bullying, with beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell urging witnesses to help victims take a stand.
Australian organisations are increasingly concerned with the growing range of complex human capital challenges, yet their ability to deal with them is not up to the challenge.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will be targeting ‘rogue employers’ who misuse the 457 skilled migrant visa by introducing more checks and balances to crack down on ‘suspicious activity’.