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"Significant increase" in self-reported underpayments; Dismissal claims boom

More than 50 employers self-reported underpaying employees in the past year, the Fair Work Ombudsman's annual report shows. Meanwhile unfair dismissal claims have spiked in the Fair Work Commission, and general protections claims are now more common than EA approval applications.

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Time for HR to "flip" engagement priorities

A narrow focus on engagement scores won't drive the high-performance cultures employers need to survive and thrive in a downturn, an expert says. » more »


S-xually suggestive poster was harassment, discrimination

An employer and a workplace health advisor have failed on appeal to prove that displaying a poster of a female employee did not constitute s-xual harassment because it was intended as a safety reminder. » more »


Webcast: Three case studies – Critical role and talent management blind spots

While 'blind spots' are preventing some employers from utilising their workforce to its full potential, others are ahead of the curve in identifying and addressing them. This HR Daily Premium webcast shares three critical role and talent management case studies. » more »

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This week's top HR stories, in brief

The week's biggest HR stories cover: strategies for minimising workplace conflict risks; the best employers for leadership and 'giving back'; a successful 'double dipping' claim; why bargaining is reaching an impasse; and more. » more »