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17 APRIL 2014 ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
LATEST NEWS
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Are your employment discussions being secretly recorded?
When employees record discussions with managers, the conversations are typically taped in an attempt to use the recordings as evidence in subsequent legal proceedings or at least as leverage in negotiations. In this new media age, Justitia lawyer Nawal Ismail puts a case that employers can assume their employees, in employment-related discussions, are recording them. Read more
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HR staff ratio to employees: what’s appropriate?
The online portal ‘Ask AHRI’ through AHRI:ASSIST answers members' questions every day. Recently we were asked: What is the appropriate ratio of HR people to employees? Read more
Article
Member survey - win a ticket to the AHRI National Convention valued at $2,195
This is your last chance to give your feedback on AHRI’s products and services for members. By completing the survey you can choose to go into a draw to win a ticket to the AHRI National Convention. Anonymity is guranteed. The survey closes today. Read more
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Employees should engage themselves
Almost all work in the area of employee engagement has focused on what the company can do to engage employees.  Almost nothing has been researched on how employees can be encouraged to engage themselves. Dr Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world's leading executive coaches and a pioneer of 360-degree feedback, will share his latest research at the AHRI National Convention in August. Read more
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Survey: What is good HR?
This survey seeks to capture the views of the HR profession on what they think defines good HR practice. To thank you for your contribution, you can choose to go into a draw to win one of three iPad Air tablets. The survey closes 25 April. Read more
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HR Service Provider Award now an individual category
Part of the 2014 AHRI Awards program, the Rilla Moore Award for HR Service Provider has been revised as an individual category.  This category recognises consultants who deliver the most value to a client in providing HR products and services. Applications for the AHRI Awards and the AHRI Inclusion and Diversity Awards are now open. Read more
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How resilient is the future workforce in China?
This study examines how developing a resilient workforce is critical to sustaining competitive advantage in the banking sector in China. The April edition of the AHRI journal is now available. Read more
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Unfair dismissal lessons from US Airways twitter debacle
In the relatively short history of social media and social media gaffes, a recent blunder made by a member of the US Airways social media team probably sets a new benchmark. As we have come to expect from social media blunders, the gaffe immediately ‘went viral’. Read more
Article
The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
A classic bestseller on disruptive innovation by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. Read this book to avoid a similar fate. Read more
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Out of office but not out of mind
Under the new harmonised work health and safety laws, which have been adopted by all states except Victoria and Western Australia, the definition of a workplace has changed. It has been broadened to include any place where a worker goes or is likely to go while at work, which also covers private homes where a worker ‘teleworks’. Read more
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Certificate IV in HR: enrolments close 2 May
This course provides essential prerequisite HR skills and knowledge for those commencing a career in HR. It is also a great way for existing HR professionals to expand their generalist knowledge and for line managers and team leaders wanting to improve their people management skills and knowledge of current legislation. Read more
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AHRI mentoring program: share your thinking
Whether you are a mentee wanting to excel in your current position, or a seasoned professional looking to develop your coaching and mentoring skills, the AHRI mentoring program will give participants valuable insights from the sharing of advice, knowledge and experiences. Read more
Article
Ignition training: Building resilience in the workplace
Structural change, budget pressures and busy workloads faced by those in today’s workplace require organisations to provide resilience techniques and tools. This course examines the key tools and techniques required to build resilience at work so that employees can 'bounce back' in the face of increasing pressures, stress and change. Read more
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Advertorial: Cross position descriptions off your to-do list the easy way
All too often job descriptions remain forgotten — sitting idle, ignored, and outdated in filing cabinets, because people find them painful to create and manage. Why not alleviate the pain with tools and templates designed to make position descriptions easy? Read more
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AHRI partner benefit: Free three month software trial
HR Tools offers a complete suite of human resources and business management software in the cloud. AHRI members receive a three month free trial. Read more
INDUSTRY NEWS
‘Would you quit your job for $2000?’ Sylvia Pennington, Australian Financial Review, 15/4/14
‘Business school experts: High CEO pay hurts American companies, stockholders’, J Scott Armstrong, Phillippe Jacquart, Fox News, 15/4/14
‘Fair Work Commission bench line-up not so fair, says business’, Aaron Patrick, Australian Financial Review, 14/4/14
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