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Starbucks makes quick change to shift policy after Times article by Caitlin Nobes | 2014-08-25 12:09:25 PM

Sometimes HR needs a nudge to change a bad policy. Starbucks’ reaction to a critical feature on one employee’s experience holds lessons for HR at all levels.read more

Unpaid internships under threat as telco forced to close program by Ben Abbott | 2014-08-25 12:07:11 PM

A major unpaid internship program has been permanently scuttled after a dispute with a former intern, in a move that could contribute to the end of such arrangements.read more

Lighter Side: World’s weirdest job titles by Caitlin Nobes | 2014-08-25 10:21:10 AM

What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you’re the S&M Coordinator…read more

Lighter side: Bikini leaves one fraudulent employee with nowhere to hide by Human Capital | 2014-08-21 1:33:44 PM

An American beauty queen has been exposed for furthering her career at the expense of her employer, after a photo of her clad in a bikini and stilettos left her with nowhere to hide.read more

Going it alone: the pros and cons of consulting by Caitlin Nobes | 2014-08-18 3:49:02 PM

Many HR professionals consider consultancy as a career path, but what are the nuts and bolts, and the pros and cons, of setting out on your own?read more

Employee takes on HR over human right to smoke pot by Ben Abbott | 2014-08-12 11:01:42 PM

A bona fide medical marijuana user is taking his right to smoke pot at work all the way to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, after he says he was fired for the practice by TD Bank.read more

HR wage discrimination costs company US$182K by Janie Smith | 2014-08-12 12:29:44 PM

A company that paid a female HR director US$35,000 less than her male predecessor has been forced to pay up for its actions. read more

​Social network up for US$6m after failing HR 101 by Ben Abbott | 2014-08-11 12:53:19 PM

Professional social network LinkedIn has agreed to pay hundreds of US employees a total of US$6m in unpaid wages and liquidated damages, after an embarrassing payroll oversight was picked up by regulators rather than the HR department. read more

Texan employee firing turns deadly after screwdriver-pocket knife showdown by Ben Abbott | 2014-08-08 12:13:43 PM

A decision by a manager to terminate an employee has turned deadly, when it caused the employee with a screwdriver to face-off against the manager with a pocket kniferead more