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social media for recruitment

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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Neuroleadership, Inclusive Leadership

Leading with the Mind in Mind: The Neuroleadership Path to Inclusion

The role of neuroleadership in cultivating a more inclusive leadership style is an evolving and fascinating subject. Neuroleadership is grounded in understanding the mechanisms of the brain to enhance leadership capabilities. It is informed by neuroscience research that suggests our brains are wired to respond to certain social threats and rewards in ways that are

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Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work

Code of Practice: Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work

The genesis of the new regulation can be traced back to the 2018 Boland Review of the Model OHS Laws, which identified a significant gap in how psychological health was addressed in the existing laws. The review highlighted stakeholders’ concerns that psychological health is often neglected and recommended further regulation to provide clear, practical guidance.

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Fair Work Act Closing Loopholes

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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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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Generative AI at Work

HARNESSING GENERATIVE AI FOR REVOLUTIONARY HR PRACTICES

The advent of Generative AI marks a groundbreaking evolution in the world of Human Resources. This cutting-edge technology is reshaping how HR departments operate, offering innovative solutions to traditional challenges. By leveraging Generative AI, HR professionals can automate and enhance various aspects of their work, from recruitment to employee engagement, setting the stage for a

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Remote and Flexible Work

EMBRACING REMOTE AND FLEXIBLE WORK: A STRATEGIC SHIFT FOR MODERN BUSINESSES

The landscape of work has undergone a transformative shift towards remote and flexible work models. This change, accelerated by global events and technological advancements, has become a strategic imperative for businesses. In Australia, as in many parts of the world, adopting remote and flexible work practices is not just a response to immediate needs but

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Diversity Equity Inclusion

EMBRACING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: A STRATEGIC PRIORITY FOR GLOBAL WORKPLACES

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have become more than just HR buzzwords; they represent a fundamental shift in workplace culture and strategy. For business leaders and organisations of all sizes and types globally, embracing DEI is not just a moral imperative but a business necessity. The focus on DEI is intensifying, with clear evidence that

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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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Mental Health First Aid

Prioritising Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced world, where the line between personal and professional lives often blurs, there’s an increasing need for organisations to acknowledge the importance of mental health in the workplace. Stress, burnout, and mental illnesses can severely impact not only the individual suffering but the company’s overall productivity and morale. One proactive approach to address

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people at work

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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