15/01/2013Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Question - we have been hearing about many big companies engaging “interns” and not having to pay them normal minimum employment conditions. Is this legal?

11/10/2012Workplace Stress, Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

With businesses across Australia losing billions of dollars a year due to excessive sick leave, what should employers be doing to address the issue?

09/10/2012Workplace Stress, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Work-related stress is one of the most common workplace issues in businesses across Australia - but what should employers be doing to address it?

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05/10/2012Workplace Stress, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Having difficult members of staff is a relatively common problem that organisations face, but it is an essential part of employee management for it to be dealt with.

27/09/2012Workplace Stress, Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

One of the most common workplace issues that managers encounter is absenteeism - but one of the most effective ways of tackling it is to understand the causes.

13/09/2012HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Redundancy payouts can be a large cost to a business that may already be struggling, but there are ways to ease this threat.

07/09/2012Workplace Stress, Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

During the cooler months, it is not surprising that the number of employees who call in sick seems to go up. The occasional day spent away from the office won't do much to hurt a business, but it can become a problem if a staff member starts to abuse this entitlement.

09/08/2012Employee Issues, Safety

Despite warnings against the use of illegal substances, the number of people who report taking recreational drugs continues to grow. This presents certain challenges to businesses, many of whom have staff members that may be under the influence of certain drugs while at their place of work. According to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, the cost of alcohol and drug abuse to employers is on the rise.

13/12/2011HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Paralleling changes in our economy and more decentralised enterprise bargaining over the last 30 years have been falls in the level of union membership.

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12/12/2011Employee Issues

This article examines the issues surrounding employers adopting drug and alcohol testing policies.

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