HR research, reports & books (812 items)


Involuntary redundancies declining; Employers reluctant to recruit older workers; and more

Workers experiencing high levels of change are actually less likely to lose their jobs, according to research into redundancies over the past two decades. Also in this article, a third of employers are reluctant to recruit older workers, research shows leaders' impact on thriving workplaces, and more. » more »



Disciplinary action 'paused' pending bullying claim; Conversations about harassment; and more

The Fair Work Commission has refused to order an employer not to dismiss a worker before his stop-bullying claim has been heard. Also in this article, facilitating conversations about s-xual harassment; mild anxiety is affecting two in three employees; and more. » more »



Host ordered to reinstate on-hire worker; General protections claims increasing; and more

The Federal Court has ordered a host employer to reinstate a labour hire worker until her adverse action claim against it is determined. Also in this article, general protections claims continue to rise; the FWO won record penalties in the past financial year; and more. » more »





IR expert calls for broader definition of 'employee'; Confidentiality breach proves costly; and more

Broadening the FW Act definition of 'employee' would go some way to addressing lagging wage growth, employment law academic Ron McCallum says. Also in this article, an employer pays dearly for a confidentiality breach; a recap of recent case law; and more. » more »