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Ikea supports people and planet with latest social partnerships

Furniture giant Ikea has partnered with social businesses in Southeast Asia to provide jobs for minority groups and brin...

The Warehouse Group introduces 26 weeks paid parental leave for all staff

The business will also continue topping up workers’ KiwiSaver contributions, and will keep accruing annual leave at the ...

Alibaba fires employee who accused former co-worker of sexual assault

A termination letter said the employee spread false information about being assaulted which "caused strong social concer...

Here’s how working women have been impacted by the pandemic

The pandemic job market isn’t working for women, but this crisis may be an opportunity to make it work better for everyo...

BusinessNZ refuses to assist in “unlawful” fair pay scheme

“They aren’t needed, [and] remove the flexibility and autonomy of modern workplaces and won’t improve pay and conditions...

Former CEO at The Warehouse Group joins 7-Eleven board

Mark Powell has joined the board with several decades of executive experience across the retail, wholesale and logistics...

Employees say mental health initiatives are introduced to ‘tick boxes’

A survey of Australian workers has found that half believe businesses are paying lip service to mental health awareness,...

Top 3 HR priorities for retailers in the year ahead

The retail industry has already been through a challenging time well before the pandemic disrupted our lives.

Off White, Louis Vuitton artistic designer Virgil Abloh passes away

Abloh had been privately battling cancer for several years, according to a statement from LVMH.

This Christmas, give your business the gift of hiring

The traditional holiday slowdown is the perfect time to get an edge on other retailers in the ultra-competitive search f...

‘I felt so supported’: How Ikea is evolving its refugee program

Globally, Ikea has committed to supporting at least 2500 refugees by 2023 through job training and language skills init...

Parental leave coaching: The missing link to keeping talented women at work

New inclusive policies are being designed for parents regardless of whether they are a birth, adoptive, surrogate or fos...

How to improve cross-cultural engagement in business

Australia’s population is one of the most diverse in the world. Developing your cultural understanding can enrich your c...

Get those good office vibes back – 5 minutes at a time

Many workplaces will struggle to rebuild team culture after working remotely for so long. But with the right approach, a...

Australian university, strategy firm team up to train next-gen retail talent

A new partnership between Swinburne University of Technology and The General Store aims to train the next generation of ...

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