Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - January, 2014
Every day tonnes of paper is printed on, handed to someone, virtually ignored and then thrown away, but a new development could see the end of single-use paper wastage.
The Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) wants to help the state’s drivers shape-up, launching a plan to improve the health of workers in a high-risk arena.
Reports by multiple Australian media outlets have shown a high level of corruption in construction, with several unions accused of handing lucrative contracts to criminals.
The Federal Government has released details some have been waiting to see since before the election – the Paid Parental Leave Scheme spruiked heavily by Tony Abbott and the Coalition.
The resignation of a Tax Office worker is a reminder that all public servants should consider their positions when posting on social media, Employment Minister Eric Abetz says.
A corporate body representing the building industry says the current workplace relations system is blocking hiring and preventing training, while strikes are driving up costs at work sites around the country.
This week has seen one university host a week-long event aimed at one of the world’s greatest engineering challenges – attracting young women to the profession.
Arrow Energy is expected to make some unwanted announcements this week, with reports it is preparing to wind back its commitment to the $10 billion Gladstone LNG project and sack several hundred workers.
Some Australian workers have had a win for workplace dignity, with the Fair Work Commission forcing one company to switch from urine to saliva in staff drug tests.
Compensation will be offered to thousands of intellectually disabled workers, after a court ruled the system used to define their rate of pay was discriminatory.