The Lighter Side

  • Who knew teabags and instant coffee was a ‘perk’?

    We know times are tough, but austerity measures reach new heights – or new lows – when the humble teabag and instant coffee is on the chopping block.

  • Woman sacked for shoplifting...40 years ago

    A woman was sacked from her job of five years at a mortgage broking firm after her employer became aware of a 40 year old shoplifting offence.

  • HR Star: Neale Harrison

    HR needs to focus on delivering functional value, says Neale Harrison, who has dealt with gun-toting staff and hog-tied interviewees over 25 years in the industry.

  • Welcome message to employees panned by Apple haters

    The old PC vs Mac debate revved up again this week after an Instagram user posted a welcome message that is said to greet new employees at Apple – the web forums were divided so you decide: is this message inspiring, or lame?

  • Tell us your best interview story to win an iPad!

    It’s the fodder that keeps HR laughing – tell us your best ever interview story and go into the draw to win a brand new iPad.

  • Injured while having sex? Sue!

    An Australian HR worker has won compensation after being injured while having sex in a motel with someone she had met on a work trip.

  • Corporate Fight Club

    Cocktail hour just got a lot more interesting due to an up-and-coming trend: ‘black-tie boxing’ pits corporates against each other in the ring.

  • HR Star: Bill Cheshire

    This HR Star has gone from red pencils to rodeo riding in his career, and his pet peeve is companies abandoning their pension responsibilities.

  • Dramatic resignations go viral

    While the latest resignation to go viral on the net is a heartfelt farewell by a project manager to her team, not all viral hits sing a company’s praises. HRM Online takes a look at the best (and worst) employee resignations to go viral.

  • The 5 golden rules that still matter in business

    Somewhere amid the hustle and bustle, simple rules of business started to slip away – now, following these rules could be exactly what sets you apart.