Retention

  • Making work family friendly by

    Setting up a workplace crèche is often thrown into the too hard basket due to issues such as risk, space, liability and capital. But with more than 300,000 women in the labour force having a baby every year, an increasing number of organisations are putting crèches in place to help retain an important segment of skilled employees. Sarah O’ Carroll reports

  • Rewarding A Job Well Done by

    It has long been recognised that rewards programs can play an important role in encouraging performance on the job. Human Resources looks at some of the latest trends in the rewards and incentives market and examines how companies can get the most bang for their buck

  • Engaging through recognition by

    Winner of the 2006 HR Partners Award for Best HR Director, Alec Bashinsky introduced a new remuneration strategy to recognise people and performance at Deloitte. Melissa Yen reports on their strategy which focused on paying employees in median job roles and effectively ‘paying for performance’

  • Thank-you very much by

    Although rewards and recognition are a part of many organisations’ employee benefits, they don’t have a great impact on employee engagement. Teresa Russell talks with two employers that can see and measure the positive changes after revitalising their rewards and recognition programs

  • Salary packaging made tempting by

    Salary packaging can be a very complex field for both business and HR professionals. Teresa Russell reports on the latest trends and talks to organisations at different ends of the salary packaging spectrum

  • Trimming the fat by

    When research shows that obese employees have higher rates of absenteeism than their non-obese counterparts, it seems obvious that employers should encourage employees to lose weight. Teresa Russell talks with two organisations that have introduced weight loss programs and helped staff lose tonnes of weight – literally

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