Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2013
The Financial Sector Union has warned more jobs might face the guillotine as the National Australia Bank scrambles to improve its figures.
Analysis of future success
A scientist, engineer and data analyst says more major companies are looking to data-driven solutions to HR problems.
Apprentice pay jump draws more to the trade
An announcement by the Fair Work Commission has been roundly welcomed by apprentices and other trainees.
Pessimism and arrogance rule men's business
A new study from Massachusetts’ National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has confirmed something many already knew - women are more inclined to work co-operatively than men.
Psychopaths' successful stab at business
One of Australia’s top business schools has plotted the characteristic similarities between entrepreneurs and psychopaths.
Stoush around the corner at coal site
An industrial battle with parallels to action in the 1990s is on the horizon in Queensland.
Study on dumbing-down to drum up response
A report has found business need to rethink their approach to presentations when communicating with global markets.
Survey to gauge how workers are going
The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance has launched a short online survey to assess the general level of mental health awareness in Australian business policies, initiative and strategies.
Post-care cancer pilot program coming
A new program being piloted in Adelaide shows just how far cancer treatment has come, with more attention being given to helping survivors get back to their old lives.
Car-makers blame fleet drops on FBT plans
A major car-maker has blamed proposed changes to the Fringe Benefits Tax for a drop in orders over the last fortnight.
Eco boot-camps' broad benefits
Large companies taking part in environmental boot-camps have reported a link between ecological consciousness and work productivity.
Fines warn dodgy employers
New South Wales Fair Work officials hope a recent ruling will dissuade companies hiring workers on sham contracts.
Fund agency takes HR online
An Australian government fund-management agency has announced a much-needed overhaul of its HR system, moving from paper forms and manual filing to digital technologies.
Time to talk before bullying blow-out proposed
A proposition has been floated that would see a cooling-off period introduced for the reporting of workplace bullying.
Transport Union backs foreign worker's pay rights
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has launched a new campaign for ‘Aussie Work, Aussie Rights’, aiming to end the exploitation of foreign workers in Australia.
Paramedics prepared for pay talks
Victorian paramedics are aiming for voluntary conciliation talks with the Fair Work Commission in the effort to end a long-running stoush over work conditions.
School ruling engenders new rights
California is the first US state to enshrine in law the rights of transgender students.
Data portal for business, urban planning
A new study from the University of Melbourne aims to make one of the world’s most liveable cities even more liveable.
Expert word on managing the future
A top-level business consultant and author says that management skills need to be updated in order to compete on the changing global stage.
Gaming rules could unlock new work achievements
An organisation which tries to make workplaces better for employees says bosses should think about turning work into a game.
Medical pay-out from bad balloon business
A marketing stunt has turned into an HR nightmare with over twenty people injured at the launch of a mobile phone.