- Offshoring the result of “poor HR leadership”: Minister
Business leaders have issued a stern response to comments by employment and workplace relations minister Bill Shorten, who said yesterday that the tide of off-shoring is a band-aid response to the high cost of doing business in Australia, and organisations could get better productivity by retaining their workers long-term.
- Focus on absenteeism: know the facts
A common issue posed to Australian HR professionals and workplace consultants is in relation to best practice for managing personal leave entitlements, and more specifically those who obviously use their sick/carer’s leave as it accrues.
- Employers warned to tread carefully when cutting staff
With more staff cuts being announced every day around the country as organisations act to stem costs in the face of economic uncertainty, a leading workplace relations lawyer has warned employers to be careful when letting staff go.
- Economic anxiety paralysing Australian companies
New research has revealed that workers and managers at the coal face have both the skills and experience to innovate and navigate through change, but are seldom provided the opportunity to do so.
- 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.
- 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.