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Keeping Remote Staff Engaged

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live and work. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, close to half of Australian workers are currently working from home. Working from…

How does a healthy work life balance improve staff productivity?

So much is said about it, but what constitutes a healthy work life balance? It can potentially be defined as the lack of opposition between work and other life roles; the…

Working from Home

Research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in late 2016 showed that almost one-third of the Australian workforce regularly worked from home. These statistics include structured agreements where employers sanction working…

Reverse Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying in the workplace is not new. Usually, its peers or subordinates who are the target. However, reverse or upwards bullying has consequences that are as just as devastating as…

Millennials in the workforce

A workplace culture that discriminates against age often comes at a very high price. However, managers who engage in the practice are not necessarily consciously aware of their biases. Ageism…

Cultural Holiday Considerations for the Workplace

As people become more globalised, workplace diversity is on the increase. It is becoming more common that cultural holidays vary among employees. As employers welcome and encourage diversity, consideration must…

Realising productivity after the holiday period

Everyone needs a break from work to stay focused and productive. Expecting employees to work continuously for months on end is not healthy and can lead to burnout. But returning…

Key findings about Workplace Training

The 2019 Industry Survey: Training in the Workplace conducted by iHR Australia in 2019 saw over 200 responses from a diverse range of participants. In this week’s article we highlight…

Cultural fit or diversity?

Cultural fit and diversity have become popular buzzwords in recruitment and HR circles, but do they complement one another? Are they compatible and, most importantly, can we hire for cultural…

The Risks of a Work Sanctioned Off-Site Activity

As the year draws to an end, workplaces around Australia will be planning for their end of year break up events to celebrate and reward employees for their efforts throughout…