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Building a Strong Employer Brand on Social Media

In today’s competitive job market, leveraging social media for recruitment is no longer optional; it’s essential. Social media platforms have transformed the way businesses attract, engage, and hire talent. During our recent webinar, “Unlock the Power of Social Media in Recruitment,” we delved into the strategies and best practices for using social media to enhance […]

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Advice for Australian Employers on the New Federal Budget

The recent release of the Australian Federal Budget brings several key changes and initiatives that will impact businesses and employers across the country. Harrisons, as your HR business partner, are here to help you navigate these changes and optimise your operations in light of the new budget. Key Impacts on Employers: Job Creation and Skills

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Bridging the Gender Gap: Urgent Actions for Australian Business Leaders

Bridging the Gender Gap: Diversity and Equality – In light of the latest findings from the 2024 Status of Women Report Card, it’s evident that sex discrimination remains a pervasive issue in Australia, affecting various aspects of women’s lives from economic equality to workplace dynamics. Harrisons, as an HR consultancy committed to promoting equality and

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Closing Loopholes: Additional Fair Work Act Changes

In a significant step towards reinforcing workplace fairness, the Australian Government announced the ‘Closing Loopholes’ initiative, building on the initial legislative amendments introduced in December 2023. This recent development aims to address gaps within the current framework, ensuring a more equitable work environment for all. As these changes unfold, it’s imperative for employers and employees

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Skill Shortages

TACKLING SKILL SHORTAGES: A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE FOR HR IN 2023 & 2024

Skill shortages in the workforce pose a significant challenge for businesses, particularly in an era marked by rapid technological advancements and evolving market demands. In Australia, addressing skill shortages is not just about filling vacancies; it’s about strategic workforce planning and ensuring long-term business sustainability. HR professionals play a critical role in navigating these shortages,

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Mental Health at Work

PROACTIVE MENTAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: A BUSINESS IMPERATIVE

In recent years, the issue of mental health in the workplace has come to the forefront, emerging as a crucial aspect of employee well-being and organisational health. Globally, business leaders are recognising the importance of addressing mental health proactively and with care. The challenge lies in creating a work environment that not only acknowledges mental

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Gig Economy

THE GIG ECONOMY: A STRATEGIC GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES AND HR PROFESSIONALS

The gig economy, characterised by its flexible, freelance, and often digital nature, is reshaping the global workforce. This trend, increasingly prevalent in Australia and across the globe, represents a significant shift in how work is perceived, engaged, and managed. For businesses, leaders, and HR professionals, understanding and strategically integrating gig work into their operations is

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Data Driven Decision Making

THE FUTURE IS DATA-DRIVEN HR DECISION MAKING AND PEOPLE ANALYTICS

In an age where data is queen, the field of Human Resources is undergoing a seismic shift towards data-driven decision-making. The integration of People Analytics into HR practices is not just a trend; it’s a revolution that is reshaping the landscape of workforce management. By harnessing the power of data, HR professionals can unlock insights,

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Employment Law Compliance

NAVIGATING REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND CHANGING EMPLOYMENT LAWS: A GLOBAL BUSINESS IMPERATIVE

In today’s rapidly evolving legal landscape, staying abreast of regulatory compliance and changing employment laws is paramount for businesses, people leaders, company directors, and entrepreneurs globally. As workplaces become more diverse and the nature of work more complex, understanding and adhering to these changing regulations is not just about legal necessity but also about fostering

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HR Tech and Digitalization

EMBRACING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN HR

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, digital transformation and technology integration have become more than buzzwords; they are essential strategies for staying competitive. This is especially true in the field of Human Resources, where technological advancements offer unprecedented opportunities to enhance efficiency and employee engagement. As HR professionals seek to navigate these changes, understanding and

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Employee Experience

ELEVATING EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT: A KEY FOCUS FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS

In the current business climate, the concept of employee experience and engagement has taken centre stage, emerging as a pivotal factor in organisational success. Understanding and enhancing employee experience is not just an HR initiative but a strategic imperative for business leaders worldwide. It involves creating a workplace environment that fosters satisfaction, productivity, and loyalty.

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2023 Trends in Human Resources 2024

MAXIMISING 2023 HR TRENDS: STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESSES IN 2024

The landscape of Human Resources is constantly evolving, and 2023 has been a pivotal year in shaping future trends. As we look towards 2024, it’s essential for HR managers, leaders, executives, company directors, and SME business owners to not only understand these trends but also strategise effectively to leverage them. This article explores the top

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50 Ideas: People and Culture Strategy in a Changing World

The workplace is rapidly evolving, influenced by technology, new HR trends, global events, and changing employee and societal expectations. Keeping up requires innovation, foresight, and adaptability. Below are 50 strategies to ensure you not only attract and retain the best talent but also enhance productivity and alignment with organisational goals, even amidst challenges: 1. Foster

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