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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

Letter from the Editor of PeopleBiz

November 16, 2015 |

Our thoughts at PeopleBiz are with all the people of France after the deadly attacks of November 14. It is hard to imagine the task that confronts many HR managers in the coming weeks of providing support to those injured, … Read More

HR outsourcing on the rise

November 16, 2015 |

Analysis of the outsourcing sector in 2015 has found that the use of external partners to handle HR services doubled compared to 2014.

The spend on HR outsourcing contracts in the first three quarters of 2015 has already surpassed the … Read More

Fake LinkedIn accounts used to obtain member data

November 16, 2015 |

Professional social networking site LinkedIn is taking legal action to try and force Amazon to hand over the names of people it says registered fake LinkedIn accounts to extract its users’ data.

The social media platform for professionals is fighting … Read More

Mindful meditation for UK public sector employees

November 16, 2015 |

Health sector, education and criminal justice employees are among those to benefit from a new government initiative to boost productivity through mindful meditation.

Mindful meditation courses will be made available to nearly 600,000 workers vulnerable to experiencing depression. The program … Read More

Community management as a recruitment tool

November 16, 2015 |

The practice of creating online communities of current and past employees around an organisation is becoming popular. These communities can give people a real experience of what it means to be part of an organisation. For hiring managers, they can … 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

How BPO could make recruiters profitable again

November 16, 2015 |

Recruitment company databases are groaning with candidate resumes but remain almost unusable because too many are not ‘clean’ or properly formatted. Worse, no one spends enough time working with the databases to extract value from them – it’s just too … Read More

Australia’s freelance economy grows to 4.1 million workers, study finds

October 30, 2015 |

AUSTRALIA’S hidden economy added a further 370,000 to its ranks in the past 12 months, with nearly one third of the workforce now taking part in freelance work, according to a new study by jobs marketplace Upwork.

With sites like … Read More

Five huge e-mail mistakes you should never make at work

October 29, 2015 |

LIKE most desk jockeys, Kim spends a big chunk of her time on e-mail.

Once, an intern asked her if it was OK to leave work four hours early to get a haircut. “This was just the latest in a … Read More