Learning and development

  • Opinion: 2017 – Will the real leaders step up please? by Contributor

    Developing a coaching culture has been shown to improve communication by 63%, team effectiveness by 68%,self esteem by 29% and performance management by 77%. Kathy McKenzie outlines one coaching model that works

  • Q&A: Rediscover your workplace culture by HRD

    HC chats to Keith Ayers, Founder & CEO, Intégro Learning Company Australia, about the critical role that DiSC® assessments can play in L&D.

  • Steps to engagement by

    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?

  • Employability Skills Profiler (ESP) by

    Society as a whole has historically not placed a great deal of value on aligning people with their perfect jobs. When it comes to disciplines such as science and engineering, professional development processes are exacting and clearly structured

  • Steps to successful HR business partnering by

    HR business partnering is on the increase, but what does partnering really mean? Is it just a change of title, a fad, or a permanent change to the way HR will operate in the future? Shirley Dalziel and Judith Strange look at the keys to successful HR business partnering

  • How effective is your training? by

    A training needs analysis is the rock on which any L&D strategy should be built. However, learning and development has been known to spring up in organisations in the absence of any identified need. Teresa Russell speaks with two companies whose training needs analyses initiated positive, measurable organisational change

  • What do employees really think? by

    Gathering meaningful feedback from the whole workforce can be a challenge in small and large organisations alike – but usually for differing reasons. Surveys have now evolved into being far more than the “staff happiness indicators” that they were in the past. Teresa Russell reports

  • Giving employees the easy way to stop smoking by

    It is estimated that smoking costs Australian businesses at least $1.5 billion per year, or $4.3 million a day. On an individual level, every smoker can cost up a business up to $5,000 every year. Furthermore, the average smoker spends up to 30 minutes a day, or 14 working days a year, on smoke breaks, and takes five days more sick leave a year on average than non-smokers

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