Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - July, 2013
Some employment industry members have highlighted the overly-chatty boss as a potential drain on productivity.
Cost of care keeps mums from work
High costs and confusion over childcare options are forcing many mothers to put off their return to work after pregnancy, some forced to stay home permanently.
Doubt blamed for bullying in public sector
The Community and Public Sector Union is claiming budget cuts and uncertainty following sackings have lead to widespread bullying in the sector.
Funding for high-tech jobs project
The University of Canberra has received a funding boost to assist a program that connects unemployed people with potential careers.
Managers' task to inspire
A correlation has emerged in comparisons between an employee’s occupation and engagement level.
Telco talks from Tasmania
Many mobile phone customers tired of dealing with international delays and communication problems will be thrilled to learn one provider is taking on 150 new staff at its Australian call centre.
The lucky country is still insecure
While Australia’s prosperity and economic outlook may be the envy of most of Europe at this point, uncertainty is tarnishing the rosiness of the average Australian worker.
Greens' plan for parents pinched from all parties
The Australian Greens have announced their take on proposed changes to parental leave policies.
Bachelors beloved by employers
A study by a workforce management group claims employers are looking for young single males as a prime prospect for new recruits, flying in the face of logic suggesting a broad range of recruits will create a diverse and successful environment.
Hotel to take on over 2,000 recruits
Hotel giant Accor Asia Pacific is looking to hire thousands of Australians to new positions in the next three years.
Introspect for success
Recruiters and business leaders are being encouraged to conduct a ‘skills audit’ to make sure they are not undervaluing their own staff.
Locals step up to NSW fire service
Residents in regional New South Wales are being encouraged to think of their role in fire management, and ask whether they can do more.
Mining profits hit IT hiring
A new study says the rate of hiring in the technology sector has been reduced by a downturn in mining profits.
Tech test for new HR programs
Twelve Australian companies will soon go live with trials of a new HR and payroll solution.
Cost counted in workplace drug use
The Australian Drug Foundation says alcohol and drug use costs Australian businesses $5.2 billion a year in diminished productivity and absenteeism.
Fears anti-bullying could beget bullying
Some of Australia’s biggest private companies are concerned they will have to pry deeper into their employees’ lives than they would like in order to satisfy new anti-bullying codes.
James named new FWO
A new head of the watchdog for fair workplaces has been appointed, with Natalie James signing on as Australia’s new Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).
Migrant Work Fund date extended
The closing date for the first round of applications for the new Migrant Communities Employment Fund has been extended. Potential applicants now have until August 9 to lodge their bid for a grant, with up to $200,000 available for innovative employment projects.
Mines say Rudd must get real on reforms
Australia’s peak employer for the resources industry has asked the Prime Minister to take action on proposed laws to improve the nation’s productivity or risk $350 billion in project investments.
Survey shows no respect for CEOs
A recent study has found Australians have virtually no concern for strong business leadership, ranking CEOs below politicians and sporting figures.
Unfair pay across ages
It seems the gap of inequality in pay rates between genders extends right down to children, with recent reports Australian boys earn more weekly pocket money than girls.