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Almost 80% of small businesses don’t have adequate workplace policies: Research

November 19, 2015 |

The vast majority of small businesses don’t have adequate workplace policies in place, according to research published today by legal startup LawPath.

A survey of more than 500 Australian small businesses found 77% of businesses do not have established workplace … Read More

People managers urged to help domestic violence

November 16, 2015 |

Some of Australia’s most powerful male CEOs have released a guide on how employers can help any employee caught up in family and domestic violence.

The 28-member Male Champions of Change group collectively employee 600,000 people. Champions head major organisations … Read More

HR is focusing on the mundane over the transformative

September 16, 2015 |

For decades, HR has been criticized for being bureaucratic, dysfunctional, and out-of-touch with the reality of what businesses need to do in order to be successful. The latest issue of the Harvard Business Review now goes one step further and … Read More

Almost two thirds of SMEs are not investing in HR: Why that is a mistake

September 7, 2015 |

SMEs are shunning human resource investment, with a recent survey revealing 63% of SME owners admit they are not conducting regular training or development with staff.

The finding is among those outlined in a report released at the end of … Read More

In a financial crisis HR can be on the money

September 1, 2015 |

If you haven’t heard, the sky is falling.

Well, that’s what some finance commentators will have you believe.

If you have turned on TV in the past week or so, you have inevitably heard the doom and gloom predictions about how our economy, and … Read More

The future of HR Is now: CHROs can help CEOs succeed

August 6, 2015 |

It is often considered the role of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to support the strategic direction set out by the CEO. In order to do that, the CHRO has to adapt: as the CEO changes course, so does the … Read More

Chris Till: Time to put the human back into HR

August 5, 2015 |

The last academic paper written by the great thinker, Sumantra Ghoshal, before his untimely and tragic death, was titled Bad Management Theories are destroying good management practices.

Way back in 2005, Ghoshal saw the disillusion with companies and managers … Read More

Why business schools aren’t producing Human Resources experts

August 3, 2015 |

A few decades ago, US companies were making progress on the operations front, but now they seem to have lost their way – and business schools are in a position to help set them right again.

In the 1980s, our … Read More

Why you should let staff snooze during work

August 3, 2015 |

Want to prevent your staff from getting easily frustrated or acting impulsively? Let them take a nap at work.

A new study from the University of Michigan found that impulsive behavior can be counteracted and tolerance for frustration can be boosted simply … Read More

New Human Resource laws a challenge

August 3, 2015 |

New Human Resource laws a challenge. Keeping abreast with new human resource laws relating to human resources is one of the challenges faced by the Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI).

With the introduction of the new Employment Regulation Promulgation, … Read More