- Learning to give, not just receive
What form will corporate volunteering take in 2012? Kate Aubusson explores what one company is doing to help those in need, while also keeping its own staff engaged.
- Dealing with the angry employee
Every workplace has at least one employee who seems perpetually angry. Although this is often not a result of anything the employer has done, it is left to managers to pick up the pieces following their tirades. Tammy Tansley provides her tips to do it better.
- Redundancies: FWA decision creates even more risk
In a potentially far-reaching decision, Fair Work Australia (FWA) has found that the redundancy of a senior manager was not genuine because the employer failed to offer the chance of redeployment to a lower position within the organisation.
- Racism rife in Aussie workplaces
A new survey of Australian IT and Finance workers has revealed that a majority of employees feel racist attitudes remain prevalent in the workplace, and continue to play a role in hiring decisions.
- Workers stay put, but not out of loyalty
Australian employees are staying in their current jobs in what’s become the lowest level of mobility seen in the past year and a half – but employers are warned it’s largely due to low confidence, not high engagement.
- Redundancy, survivor guilt and its long-term effects on your organisation
Companies often focus only on those who are retrenched with little or no attention paid to those left behind. However, as Dr Hilary Armstrong writes, research shows that survivors of retrenchments and restructures can exhibit behaviours that result in reduced productivity, low engagement and absenteeism.