HR's ability to manage remote workers and cross-cultural relationships will become increasingly important as employers look to new markets for growth, according to Dr Ian Williamson of Melbourne Business school.
A company that helps its workers to further their careers, not just within the organisation but also beyond it, has achieved "Best of the Best" status in Hewitt's 2009/10 employer accreditation program.
It is the way managers deal with employee complaints - rather than the subject of the complaints - that can trigger workers to launch legal claims, according to Hicksons workplace relations practice manager, Brad Swebeck.
The Federal Court has "set in stone" what constitutes procedural fairness, after finding a workplace investigation was flawed and lacking natural justice, according to Wise Workplace Investigations principal, Jo Kamira.
When I talk about "the wrong reason" to go into HR, the most common ones that I hear when I ask HR people why they did it are "I love people" or "I love talking to people" or "I love helping people"...