Employment

Employers renew demand for cuts in penalty rates

Clay Lucas Employers renew their push to cut penalty rates for workers in the hospitality and retail sectors.

In the name of the Father ... at work

church spire against the cloudy skyline.

James Adonis There's something quite intrusive about overt religion, especially in the workplace.

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Is your workplace blind to staff diversity?

Are you open to hiring staff with disabilities?

Tony Featherstone As skills shortages loom, companies need to think more about the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.

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Guarding your business when you're sick

AFR photoillustration Tamara Voninski.

Financial advisers spend a lot of time creating contingency plans for their clients, but many neglect to prepare for their own worst-case scenario.

Staff to be protected from scarpering directors

The ASIC will clamp down on bosses who try to run away from their responsibilities to workers when companies fail.

Ben Butler Corporate regulators will clamp down on bosses who try to run away from their responsibilities.

Mining boom blamed for rise in business failures

Mining

Courtney Trenwith The mining boom is being blamed for much of the dramatic rise in the number of failed WA businesses forced into external administration.

Are recruitment agencies worth the trouble?

Are recruitment agencies helpful?

James Adonis Thinking of hiring new staff? If so, two words have probably crossed your mind: recruitment agencies.

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Shining a light on moonlighting

James Adonis What’s the impact of moonlighting in the workplace? And on the employee?

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State of the unions

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce.

James Adonis There has to be a way for unions and employers to work more collaboratively together.

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Culture shock: working on foreign shores

It can be difficult for overseas workers to adapt to Australian work culture.

James Adonis Australia is attracting a record number of overseas workers. But how well are they fitting in?

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Big brother just got bigger

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Some employers go to extraordinary lengths to monitor their employees’ movements.

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Hot-desking: hot or not?

Hot desk.

James Adonis Once upon a time, an employee’s desk was a home away from home. But this cosy space is slowly being taken away.

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Casual work: a blessing or a curse?

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Over two million Australians are classified as casual workers. And the trade unions aren't happy about it.

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All fired up

work

James Adonis Want to sack an employee? The Fair Work Ombudsman provides five tips employers should never forget.

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Application rejected: dodgy résumés

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Even though employers spend less than a minute looking at résumés, it's enough to spot some tragic faux pas.

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It's (job) hunting season

Employment.

James Adonis Many employees are on the lookout for new opportunities. For employers, this means one thing in particular: the looming inconvenience of staff turnover.

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The lonely life of a whistleblower

Whistleblower.

James Adonis Julian Assange’s quest for truth has displayed on a grand scale what employees experience when they reveal the unethical conduct in their organisation.

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Show me the money: five hot job sectors

James Adonis The top five job sectors predicted to boom in 2011 and beyond have been revealed.

And the top 10 employers are...

Getaway.

James Adonis A study released this week has shown that 73 per cent of workers want to work somewhere else.

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The best city to be an employer

James Adonis The best city in the world to be an employer is… not in Australia. And there isn’t an Australian city at all in the top ten.

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