Formal mentoring relationships can be instrumental in accelerating the career development of young professionals, and should be recognised as an important means of achieving business objectives, says Sparke Helmore partner Rohan White.
Many HR managers fail to capitalise on the benefits of a unionised workforce because they mistakenly think those who bring problems to an employer's attention are somehow to blame for them, says ACTU director of policy and legal Joel Fetter.
Australian courts - in a move away from UK law - are becoming more willing to enforce "contentious" restraints that aim to prevent exiting employees poaching their co-workers, says Professor of Labour Law, Dr Joellen Riley.
HR should discourage and refrain from the temptation to change terminology for the sake of terminology, especially in terms of employee communication and discussions with managers. Flavour of the month only stimulates inconsistency...