- Steps to engagement
We are looking to track the roll out of an employee engagement program through our organisation. What sort of steps can we take with our line managers to make sure this sticks?
- The power of weak ties (in recruiting)
In 2000, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point examined the phenomena that often causes products, ideas and behaviours to go from obscurity to ubiquity virtually overnight. Gladwell pointed to the “connectors” and “mavens” among us whose networking is as viral as a flu pandemic. Some of today’s new recruiting methods and tools aim to tap into this kind of power – the power of weak ties – for sourcing top candidates
- Sun’s flexible business benefits
Sun Microsystems is well-advanced in its model of flexible working. Craig Donaldson examines this model and the resulting business benefits
- Women and work should be a priority policy area
Women in the workforce should be a priority policy debate leading up to the federal election, according to Susan Heron, CEO of the Australian Institute of Management, Victoria and Tasmania
- Are we serious about leadership?
There have been umpteen surveys about the importance of good leadership and its impact on business performance, productivity levels and organisational culture. There is also a lot of lip service paid to the importance of good leadership. Many executive teams and Boards are also happy to make various proclamations about the importance of leadership and its value, however, often the most vocal ones are those which least walk the leadership talk
- Fewer women for top jobs
Despite the skills shortage the glass ceiling remains firmly in place with fewer women shortlisted for senior positions, according to Michael Markiewicz of Carmichael Fisher