HR research, reports & books (812 items)


'Exploitative' employer to face unfair dismissal claims; Visa confusion; and more

An employer accused of "shocking" Fair Work breaches is now facing new claims from its employees, after a settlement deed was found not to bar them. Also in this article, a rundown of recent dismissal and other FWC rulings; research on visa and immigration changes; an award-winning employer opts for simplicity over "fancy incentives"; and more. » more »


Dismissal for excessive drinking upheld; Mock CVs promote mental health; and more

An employee who drank excessive amounts of alcohol out of work hours was fairly sacked for breaching his employer's policies, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, nine features of a mentally healthy workplace, the benefits of 'keeping-in-touch' programs, and more. » more »


HR's support of employee's demotion "damning": Coroner; Managing employees facing a crisis

A coroner has slammed an employer's HR team and managers for demoting and bullying an employee, who was suffering a mental illness, prior to her death by suicide. Meanwhile, two experts share tips for supporting employees who are facing a personal crisis. » more »


Where HR needs support: Research; Linfox gets green light to target women; and more

HR professionals seek support in seven key areas, according to a workplace psychologist's study into the challenges they face at work. Meanwhile, Linfox has been cleared to target women for logistics roles; research shows jobseekers don't trust companies that have an inadequate online presence; and more. » more »




Manager avoidance leads to bullying complaints; Emails limited by stop-bullying order; and more

New research shows conflict between employees is more likely to end up in workplace bullying complaints when managers are perceived as 'absent'. Meanwhile, the Fair Work Commission has made stop-bullying orders regarding the timing and subject matter of emails; new research reveals how to reduce sedentary behaviour; and more. » more »