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Canadian firms lag in skills training by | 2012-03-08 11:17:25 AM

Your organisation may or may not be one of them, but new research has revealed that most Canadian companies are lagging far behind international standards in terms of investing in skills training.read more

Warning: Keep on top of your payroll software or pay the penalty by | 2012-03-07 10:02:12 AM

An SAP-based HR software system rolled out by government departments in the US state of Kentucky caused an employee to be paid $10,000 erroneously – but the finger has been pointed at “material weaknesses” in the administration of the software, not glitches in the coding itself.read more

Messy desks may boost workplace efficiency by | 2012-02-08 2:57:18 AM

While businesses and office managers often impose ‘clean desk’ policies and tout work efficiency and productivity as the reasons, new research from Germany has threatened to turn office neat freaks into a tizz – the findings indicate that being surrounded by mess can allow people to think more clearly.read more

Larger waistline, lower pay check; facial flaws not countenanced by | 2012-02-01 2:58:13 AM

Research has revealed that higher numbers on the bathroom scalesresult in lower numbers on the pay check, and unconscious bias can mean candidates with facial flaws don’t even get a look in.read more

Performance reviews: Scrap them? by | 2012-01-20 3:31:13 AM

After performance-reviewing the performance review, some more innovative organisations have decided to do away with the process altogether.read more

The boomerang effect: Should you rehire? by | 2012-01-05 11:13:06 PM

Welcoming back former employees can be a smart move, and may be the answer to filling tough managerial positions, but only under the right circumstances.read more

Five key HR New Year’s resolutions by | 2012-01-05 9:43:10 AM

Smart HR managers should consider taking these New Year's resolutions to ensure a smooth 2012 aheadread more