Workplace policy


Devise a system for reporting bad behaviour

7:15PM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 |  Having a formal process through which staff can report suspected unethical behaviour is crucial in any business. Just ask Rupert Murdoch.

Review your working from home practices

10:53PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  If you have employees working from home, you need to start thinking about OH&S practices.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google unveils Google Wallet

5:10AM | Friday, 27 May 2011 |  Google has unveiled its new mobile phone payment system that allows shoppers to purchase goods by waving their phones at the checkout counter.

Employers warned over employee Facebook checks

5:37PM | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 |  HR experts say employers must ensure they don’t discriminate against job candidates based on personal online content, such as Facebook profiles.

Blundering from the corporate to the start-up world

5:12PM | Monday, 23 May 2011 |  Looking back on when I first started my previous business, I sometimes wonder what the hell I was thinking. BY SAHIL MERCHANT.

Two of my members of staff are having an affair. What should I do about it?

5:29PM | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 |  With workplace relationships on the rise, it’s important to ensure you have comprehensive internal policies and procedures in place.

Start getting across the new OHS rules

3:16PM | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 |  There are 10 months until the new occupational health and safety regime is ushered in, so businesses need to start getting their heads around the changes.

Lay down the law on workplace violence

3:27PM | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 |  The idea that you would have to explicitly tell staff members that fighting in the workplace is not allowed sounds ridiculous. But unfortunately, workplace violence can happen.

Employee fired for running businesses from work

3:00AM | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 |  Entrepreneurs have been warned to be wary of pursuing other business interests while at work, after a man was sacked for operating multiple companies while on his employer’s time.