- Frontline Intelligence: Instep - Have you bought a ticket in the talent stakes?
David Grant reports that some companies are really ‘getting’ the importance of developing effective employer brands and these not just being advertising ‘spin’. How are these companies ensuring their branding efforts play an integral role in broader employee lifecycle management?
- Untaken leave a burden for all
The latest government figures have revealed that Australian workers have amassed 129 million days of annual leave, worth $40bn in wages – a timely reminder for employers to encourage employees to redeem their accumulated annual leave.
- Clock off on time day indicative of wider problem
For the third year running, unions have declared today Go Home on Time Day – however the day, and message, is likely to be largely ignored by employees and employers alike because Australians are working longer hours than ever before.
- Long commute may increase absenteeism
New research has revealed a link between absenteeism and the length of employees’ commute – and if you’re lucky enough employ a workforce who lives just around the corner, you’ll see a 16% drop in absenteeism.
- Good grooming offsets pay disadvantage of being unattractive
A warning goes out to any movember-sters thinking they may let their mo grow wild and woolly beyond the end of the campaign which wraps on Thursday – good grooming generates a wage premium of 4% to 5% for young men who are well groomed.
- Cost of business travel set to rise
Business travel in Asia is set to become more expensive next year due to the region’s strong economies, according to a survey by American Express.