- Mental health a huge issue – but not HR’s
Dealing with the mental health problems of employees is the responsibility of line managers rather than HR, according to Black Dog Institute executive director Professor Gordon Parker.
- Companies puzzled about what to do with talent
Sixty-two per cent of companies in Singapore have programmes to identify their top staff, however more needs to be done with them, according to Mark Busine, managing director of DDI Southeast Asia.
- Europe not learning from the past
European companies have not learned the lessons of survival from previous recessions.
- US golden handshakes still shine
Severance packages for most laid off employees at large US companies have remained virtually unaffected by the economic downturn.
- Downturn leads to increase in false bullying claims
The current climate of job uncertainty has contributed to an increase in the number of bullying claims, in particular false claims, as employees try to protect themselves from redundancies through contrived or exaggerated workplace allegations, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers
- Cheap approach to redundancies costs employers dearly
The current round of downsizing by employers is not achieving desired results, with employee morale, motivation and productivity diving after most retrenchment programs, according to research from Drake International