General people management

  • Ban on using ‘mate’ at work by HCA

    Dubbing a practice ‘un-Australian’ is something that is bandied around a lot – but a ban against calling colleagues and patients ‘mate’ has ruffled a few feathers.

  • CSIRO ordered to take action on bullying culture by Stephanie Zillman

    Federal work safety authority, Comcare, has officially ordered the CSIRO to protect its staff against psychological injuries caused by bullying and harassment.

  • Think carefully before giving token Xmas presents by Stephanie Zillman

    It’s the thought that counts, right? Wrong. At least, not in professional settings.

  • Office workers engaging in retail therapy by Rose Sneyd

    Research has shown that productivity levels around Christmas can drop dramatically. Could this have anything to do with a little too much online retail therapy?

  • Christmas and redundancies a volatile mix by Stephanie Zillman

    If you’re about to commence, or in the midst of, rolling out redundancies in order to start 2013 with the right headcount, think again – it can lead to unwanted resignations.

  • Performance conversations: Life threatening for some by

    Giving and receiving performance feedback should be mutually beneficial for both manager and employee - but it often isn't. Dr Tony van Rensburg provides some tips to maintain control when emotions are threatening to take over.

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