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Australian Human Resource Management Articles

The Wonders of Using Cloud-based Payroll Software
March 15 2017 - Contrary to what others might think, cloud systems can actually offer enhanced data security compared to traditional payroll systems.

Australian Employment Statistics
March 16 2017 - Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rose by 0.2% to 5.9% and the number of people in employment fell by 6,400 to 11,998,800.

Obesity in the workplace
January 11 2017 - Being overweight has consequences in the workplace. There are associated occupational safety, health, and business risks leading to more and more disputes between employers and employees.

Skills Crisis in Health and Medical Research
January 10 2017 - Job insecurity among workers in the Health and Medical Research sector is leading to an impending skills crisis, according to The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).

Would-be Entrepreneurs
September 17 2016 - Baby Boomers and Gen Y are leading a movement to abandon the corporate rat race and create start-ups allowing them to become their own boss

Benefits of Using SaaS for Payroll
July 14 2016 - As payroll is one of the largest costs to employers, it is essential to have systems that provide accurate information and payments in line with current legislation.

What HR/Management professionals can learn from the likes of Gucci
April 21 2015 - What is the real story about management in the fashion industry? How is it that they achieve and maintain such high levels of performance in such a demanding environment?

Accountants heading abroad
October 10 2014 - Nearly two in three accountants will be job hunting within the next 6 to 12 months.

Men still earning more than women Australia wide
January 15 2014 - Women earn a mere 64% of the average man's wage and salary income across Australia, according to a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Minimum Wage Decided
June 3 2013 - The new national minimum wage will be $622.20 per week or $16.37 per hour.

How to attract and hold on to top IT talent
May 26 2013 - It's a well known HR statistic that it costs an average of 2.5 times an individual's salary to replace an employee when they leave. So in today's unpredictable economic climate it is essential that businesses retain staff, especially those classed as 'top talent' - your highest performers.

How HR Can Become Strategic
June 7 2012 - For many years, HR professionals have been trying to justify their right to a seat at the executive table. Executives rightfully have been scratching their heads trying to understand just exactly how HR drives business value.

Should You Be Sharing That?
May 14 2012 - Managing employee information on a global scale when data privacy rules differ by country

Underemployment
December 8 2011 - 1.7 million Australians over 18 are prevented from working as much as they want for a variety of reasons, according to a new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) study.

Technology and work/life balance
December 1 2011 - Smartphones, tablets and other types of 24-7 technology can make life easier for many people but they make it harder to switch off even when at home and also keep us at work longer.

Qantas Dispute Stopped
October 31 2011 - A tribunal of judges appointed by Fair Work Australia has determined that the industrial dispute called by three unions that triggered the airline's lockout must end.

Australians a Happy Lot
July 13 2011 - Australian workers have a low-pressure, stress-free working life, and are not worried about losing their jobs, according to findings from ORC International�s perspectives database.

Bad Jobs Harm Mental Health
March 16 2011 - Badly paid, poorly supported, or short term jobs can be as harmful as being without a job.

Telstra Collective Agreement
September 14 2010 - The new agreement is designed to last for two years, providing guaranteed pay rises of 8 per cent in addition to the 2 per cent awarded in October 2009.

Employer Change Survey
September 11 2010 - Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that about one in six workers started work with a new employer/business in the year to February 2010.

Widening Gender Pay Gap
September 7 2010 - The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) marked Equal Pay Day in September 2010 by highlighting a widening gender pay gap.

Australians Most Likely To Leave
August 31 2010 - Australian workers are more likely to change employers over the next 12 months compared to staff in 16 other countries, according to research by employee engagement consultants Infogroup/ORC.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives
August 16 2010 - Cautioning against a 'one size fits all' approach to business and management styles, the authors suggest a cross-cultural perspective can facilitate co-working in an era of globalization.

Consequences Of Interrupted Tasks
May 20 2010 - Frequent interruptions experienced by hospital doctors result in less time and poorer care given to patients and increase the potential for clinical error.

Violence Against Nurses At Work
May 20 2010 - Three-quarters of nurses working in both the private and public sectors had experienced violence at work, but only one in six incidents were officially reported.

Australian Employer Confidence At New High
February 1 2010 - Confidence among Australian employers has increased to the highest level since September 2008 according to a recent Hudson survey

Australian Recruitment Picture Brightening
January 5 2010 - People may believe that the global financial crisis (GFC) has made job-hunting more difficult but a recent survey from Mercer suggests that the recruitment picture is better than it seems.

HR And That Elusive Strategic Role
It seems that finally senior managers - some of them, at least - are willing to give HR managers a significant role in strategic decisions. But how many human resource managers know how to fulfill that role?


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