- From Capitalism to Talentism
A major challenge for businesses today and into the future will be building a defensible, diverse bench of talent ahead of less prepared competitors. Dianne Jacobs provides her tips.
- Job market tightening, loosening, tightening...
New survey results have indicated an ‘overwhelming majority’ of chief financial officers (CFO) in Australia’s top-listed companies have no plans to increase staff numbers this year, and in fact expect employee numbers to drop.
- Customer-service employees: love ’em or lose ’em
The message from a major new report is that if you have staff involved in customer service you better get them engaged and trained up: the alternative could be loss of competitiveness, an increase in your staff turnover rate and even longer-term business failure.
- Finding skeletons in candidates’ cupboards: new social-media scanning tool launched
Ever wished you could trawl the entire web with a single click and find all those unsavoury bits of information on people that would preclude their suitability for a position? Or what about info that could give you a headstart in legal proceedings? The Irish designers of a new software tool to be released later this month say it can do just that.
- Bullying: Watch for the prodders not the punchers
Extreme cases of bullying may make the 6pm news, but the bigger problem in reality is the majority of bullying that happens on a much more subtle level. And the bad news for HR is that it’s much harder to detect, act upon and eradicate.
- Looking for trouble
Gary Taylor questions the relevance of the sudden urge to check candidate profiles on social media during the reference checking process