News: Workplace Culture

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…

Leave Provisions are not as Straightforward as You Might Think

Employees are entitled numerous leave options making forecasting accurate leave provisions quite challenging. While most employers have a handle on standard leave entitlements, those falling outside of the norm can…

When is a Workplace Mediation the Right Option?

In the heat of the moment, often people who feel aggrieved in the workplace want to bring in lawyers right away. The reality of litigation is that it is time-consuming,…