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Four Misconceptions About Human Resources

The title Human Resources sounds simple enough, but what exactly does it entail? Employment begins and ends with human resources, and they are there for every step in between. Hiring, training and administrative duties all lie on the shoulders of the human resources team. Your human resources team is there to help get new employees adjusted to their new position and to make sure…


Added by Christopher D Ross on February 9, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

A Holistic Approach to Building Resilience - Ten Tips to Bounce Back from Life's Challenges

“Being resilient means that you are able to weather the…

Added by Kate Zourkas (nee Eggleston) on February 9, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Importance of Keeping Your Employee’s Data Safe

Data privacy and security laws are forever changing and updating in order to keep up with the technologically driven society that we live in. As a HR professional, the importance of keeping employees data, such as their medical records, previous convictions, personal address or salary is paramount, but as we conform to more salient digital HR processes, this task can become much more complex.

In Europe and the UK,…


Added by Hayley Powell on February 8, 2018 at 21:45 — No Comments

Let's talk about natural justice...

We have all seen the blaring headlines, the claims and…


Added by Zandy Fell on February 8, 2018 at 6:00 — No Comments

4 HR software tools no HR manager should live without

When you think about the mountain of rules and regulations that apply to all HR managers, it’s clear why employing and managing people is almost impossible without an HR software toolkit.

Just some of your legal obligations include:…


Added by Sebastian Reay on February 7, 2018 at 13:43 — No Comments

How Surveys Can Uncover Secrets of Your Workplace Culture

Employers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of a positive workplace culture. A workplace culture which helps foster happy employees can increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and have a positive flow-on effect to customers. 

But just how can senior management get staff, particularly junior staff, to open up about how they feel? One excellent and very popular method is by engaging…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on February 7, 2018 at 9:37 — No Comments

Ready to jump? 5 keys to launching your solo career

I was recently invited to sit on a panel at one of Sydney’s leading business schools to share my thoughts on how I had set up my successful consultancy practise. I was struck by the wide variety of people in the room. They ranged from twenty something students to folk in their 50s and 60s. Many had obviously dropped…


Added by Mark Hodgson on February 7, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Using Videos for HR and Recruitment

Often when we talk about video usage for your business, we mainly address marketing areas and their benefits in promoting your product or polishing your company’s image. However, those are not the only areas where videos can be of beneficial use. Lately, HR (human resources) teams have started to explore the effectiveness of video for their purposes.  Videos increase your chance to set yourself apart from other…


Added by Emily Cleary on February 6, 2018 at 7:30 — No Comments

New rules: Australian States move toward licenses for labour hire operators

Licensing schemes for labour hire operators will commence operation in both Queensland and South Australia in the first half of 2018, with the Victorian Government also introducing legislation into the State Parliament.

The licensing schemes will commence in South Australia from 1 March 2018 and from 16 April 2018 in Queensland, while the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 is currently before the Victorian Parliament.

These legislative measures have been introduced to…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on February 5, 2018 at 12:57 — No Comments

I’m free, to drive when I want, any old time: FWC finds Uber driver not employee

There can be no doubt that the emergence of the “gig economy” has changed the way we work and is challenging our understanding of the employment relationship.

Since its launch in 2009, Uber has been at the centre of many debates about the gig economy and the characterisation of workers as either employees or independent contractors. Internationally, the status of Uber drivers has played out in several courts and tribunals, with findings on both sides of the aisle according to local…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on February 5, 2018 at 12:45 — No Comments

The balancing act: Positive discrimination in the workplace

Across the world, issues of equality and justice have taken centre stage recently. We are experiencing a time of increased awareness about the need to redress past discrimination and prejudice towards many minority groups.  

In the employment context, that impact of discrimination and prejudice is most clear when looking at the under-representation of certain groups in particular industries and positions. In response, many employers are making it a goal to rectify those imbalances…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on February 5, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

You have to stop to move forward

To be completely honest, I find it really confronting to even commit this story and this feeling to print. But, in the interests of stressing the importance of stopping, I had to get over myself on this. So, here it is.

At the end of last year, I was unsuccessful at winning one of my…


Added by Emily Wilson on February 5, 2018 at 8:01 — No Comments

Conducting Workplace Investigations: What You Need to Know

Part of running an effective organisation is ensuring that all staff are held accountable for their actions in the workplace, and are able to air grievances and raise complaints in a safe forum. This means that employers may need to undertake investigations into staff misconduct from time to time. 

Managing an unbiased and thorough workplace investigation can be a challenging and complicated process, particularly given the…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on February 1, 2018 at 11:36 — No Comments

Are employee benefits the key to attracting and retaining employees?

Free healthy meals at work, discounted travel, opportunities for personal development and study, flexible working, and paid time off for volunteering - these are just some of the compelling employee benefits that leading company’s offer.

And while it’s easy to see why these benefits…


Added by Sebastian Reay on February 1, 2018 at 10:51 — No Comments

Restoring Breakdowns in Trust

During change and restructure it’s not unusual for trust to be broken between staff, the management team and even your customers. But how do you start to win it back to protect your employment brand and reputation?

There’s no question that it takes time, but there are a few key things you can do to speed up the process of restoring trust.

1. Acknowledge that trust has been broken

When trust breaks down, communication normally breaks down with it.…


Added by Mark Brand on February 1, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Helpful tips for fitting out your office

Whether it’s because you’re moving office or undertaking a refurbishment, how you go about fitting out your office can have a big impact on workplace productivity, employee engagement and also brand perceptions.

Fitting out an office can also be a stressful time. There’s a lot to think about including whether the new office will adapt as the business grows and evolves, the type of furniture and technology to invest in, making sure the fitout results in an efficient and prosperous…


Added by Belinda Lyone on January 31, 2018 at 13:04 — No Comments

Time to future proof your career

It wasn’t that long ago that you needed a downtown office to do business. A bricks and mortar presence was essential. Corporates traded with other corporates and the little guy could hope for little more than the occasional crumb. Work was done in offices. Meetings (lots of them) took place in meeting rooms.…


Added by Mark Hodgson on January 31, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

It’s the things we can’t see that we are most afraid of.

Do you still think of the Jaws movie every so often when you are swimming in the ocean?  Yep, I thought so. And if it’s not conscious it is definitely there… lurking in the back of your mind…   It’s bizarre when you actually think about how…


Added by Zandy Fell on January 30, 2018 at 6:00 — No Comments

80 Best Data Science Books That Are Worthy Reading

Data science is probably the most popular concept nowadays. I believe that many people are looking for an entrance to get inside the industry, and I just happened to read an article that lists some great data science books that may be helpful for you. So I concluded it in this article and I’ve also given the books brief introductions, so you can choose the ones you’d like to read. Some of the data science books you can find it online, and I've given out the links. But most of them I…


Added by Nora Choi on January 29, 2018 at 12:51 — No Comments

How HR can meet challenges and opportunities in 2018

Most professions are changing as the world of work continues to evolve, but there are few that compare to the level of change that faces the HR community.

The challenges moving into 2018 for HR professionals require an extended mix of capabilities including elements such as problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. 
As traditional aspects of a HR role become more automated and streamlined, HR will shift into a more influential role…

Added by alan clare on January 29, 2018 at 10:47 — No Comments

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