Dealing with Poor HR Data

Every organisation has data about its people in some form or another.  In some cases, it is just payroll data; in others it is held in spreadsheets; some organisations are even lucky enough to have some form of HR information system (HRIS).

Superannuation Policy in Practice

The Australian on April 14, 2018 reported that Tony Shepherd, a highly respected executive with significant engagement in the private and public sectors and Chairman of the Abbot government’s cost-cutting taskforce, recently questioned whether Federal public servants and politicians should enjoy a 15.4% employer superannuation contribution when other workers receive only 9.5%.

Call for IR Reform

Former Resources Minister and former Australian Council of Trade Unions President, Martin Ferguson, is pushing for a new round of Industrial Relations (IR) reform. The demand is for the right of workers to opt out of collective agreements and move to individual agreements. Further, the call is for restrictions on legal strikes, and a higher bar to prove unlawful employer actions.