• Is it OK to hire friends at work? It’s maybe not as simple as you’d think

    Ibrar Khan     |      May 5, 2019

    How people react to someone hiring a personal acquaintance depends on their cultural background and where they are in the world, according to UNSW’s Josh Keller.

  • What HR looks like in an Aboriginal Community Council

    Jasmine Crittenden     |      April 30, 2019

    What should HR look like in an Aboriginal Community Council? George Brown returned home and found out. If you’ve also made an outstanding contribution to diversity and inclusion in your business, then apply for an an AHRI award by May 17 and have your efforts recognised.

  • Motivated employees make safer workplaces

    Open Forum     |      April 25, 2019

    Motivated employees who take initiative at work could hold the key to making Australian workplaces safer, new research involving Curtin University researchers has found.

  • Understanding the Indonesia-Australia trade deal

    Matthew Busch     |      April 13, 2019

    The much delayed but now finally signed IA-CEPA could help take the political heat out of the countries’ bilateral relations regardless of election results in both countries.  

  • Ten rules to reduce the stress of e-mail

    Ricardo Twumasi     |      April 2, 2019

    Good practice with email use is not just about limiting the amount of emails sent, but improving the quality of communication.

  • Closing the gap in the Indigenous business sector

    Michelle Evans     |      March 31, 2019

    The Indigenous business sector has seen huge growth in recent years, but there are large gaps the Federal Budget could fill.

  • Employment opportunity at Global Access Partners

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      March 28, 2019

    Are you interested in organising events and meetings to discuss high level policy issues? The publisher of Open Forum, Global Access Partners, is seeking a part time Assistant Project Manager for an immediate start and welcomes applications from suitable candidates.

  • Australia short changes migrant workers

    Joo-Cheong Tham     |      March 27, 2019

    Australia’s Fairwork Commission has examined more than a dozen cases of wage theft this year, involving hundreds of migrant workers and millions of dollars in underpayments.

  • Royal Commission’s final report

    Theo Chambers     |      March 5, 2019

    Brokers play a crucial role in keeping competition alive in the home loan market. Shore Financial CEO, Theo Chambers, reflects on the potential impact on the brokerage industry if the final recommendation of the Hayne Report gets implemented.

  • Robots aren’t the only threat to the workplace

    Sarah Kaine     |      March 2, 2019

    Constructing an industrial relations framework that tackles the employment insecurity and technological change is challenging for both sides of the ideological divide.

  • Making friends across the Pacific at the ICDP women’s business dialogue

    Trish Mackie-Smith     |      February 28, 2019

    Trish Mackie-Smith, the co-creator of property app Inndocs, discusses her experience at the recent “Women in Business & Digital Delivery” dialogue in Brisbane, organised by the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships.

  • Penalties and a super-regulator might be the way forward for banks

    Ibrar Khan     |      February 3, 2019

    Whatever the recommendations of the banking royal commission to be made public on Monday, customers of our recalcitrant financial institutions are in for a rough ride.