HR

Why a ‘people plan’ is just as important as a business plan

Your business needs a people strategy, one that covers the embedding of culture and the projection of your team members’ career pathways...

Three ways to ensure your employees work safely from home

When a pandemic effects a revolution, by making remote work common, employers must re-think their approach. They have to answer this question: How do you ensure a safe place of work when that place is an employee’s home? Here are three practical suggestions.

The pandemic pivot: 5 ways coronavirus shifted HR priorities

With the ups and down during the pandemic, one thing remained clear for businesses: exceptional HR is not an optional extra – it’s a necessity.

Let’s Talk: The office vs. working from home?

Working from home is now a viable option for many businesses. So, this far into the pandemic, what do we think? Work office vs. Home? Let's talk...

‘Portable entitlements for insecure work’: Anthony Albanese promising new workplace laws under Labor

Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese is proposing a number of sizeable work reforms: Among them, an aim to provide those in insecure work with entitlements and employment security.

Seven steps to attract and hire the best staff in 2021

Now is the perfect time for businesses to re-evaluate their hiring processes. Here are tips for any business looking to land top talent...

HR and payroll: what you can expect in 2021

HR and payroll trends that emerged during COVID-19 are set to strengthen during 2021.

How to repair your corporate culture after letting employees go

Was your business forced to implement a redundancy programme, as the COVID-19 downturn began to impact turnover and profits?  If so, you’re far from...

How HR automation can simplify your life

Automation can remove manual, time-consuming processes in nearly all areas of business, and human resources (HR) is no different. Many of the HR tasks...

Is it legal to ask an employee to take a pay cut?

In a bid to weather the economic fallout from COVID-19, some businesses have asked their employees to take a temporary pay cut as a...

Atlassian study reveals the impact of working remotely

The results of an Atlassian study examining how working remotely has impacted knowledge workers during the COVID-19 pandemic provides valuable insights into how to...

The fusion of CEO and CFO is the future of HR

Byline: Alicia Roach, Director of QHR and Creator of eQ8 With so much buzz around “The Future of Work” it seems only natural to think...

Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting...

What Gen Z and other workers want from the work environment

81% of ANZ workers believe open plan is important to productivity and engagement, new research reveals Despite this, workplace distractions affect 99% of local...

Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take...

Combatting work stress

Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day...

How to create business value as a project manager

In a survey from KPMG, 50 per cent of respondents indicated that their project failed to consistently achieve their intended business goals. These goals...

What are your obligations if an employee is sick during their annual leave?

When most people think of taking annual leave, they don’t anticipate spending that time either sick in bed or in hospital with a family...

Surviving workplace bullying: 5 steps to success

I’m a former victim of extreme workplace bullying. For more than three years, I worked in the global resources industry in Australia, running health and...

Making teamwork work

Team days often have a poor reputation and, because it is so hard to get it right, allocating time and effort to team effectiveness...