- Productivity and the cost of distraction
'Distract and overwhelm' is the new productive norm. Kate Boorer outlines what impact this is having on workplace productivity - and what can be done to improve the situation.
- The importance of costing rosters before publishing them
Trying to fill every role across every shift, ensuring the right coverage of skills, acknowledging WHS requirements regarding shifts and fatigue, and then remembering who's available or who's on leave is far from easy. Darren Covington provides his top tip for smoothing the process.
- Don't 'lose out' to LinkedIn
A recent Fair Work Australia case has highlighted the potential for LinkedIn to be used as an anti-competitive tool and/or a public relations disaster. Belinda Copley outlines the steps employers can take to avoid 'losing out' to LinkedIn.
- Government takes a knife to 457 Visas
Since 1 July 2013, 457 visas got harder. Ariel Brott outlines how the procedure has changed and what HR professionals need to do about it.
- The (r)evolution of management
After a century of trying to control people, processes and information, we have come to a point in organisational history where we need to recognise that what worked before just simply isn’t enough anymore. Therese S. Kinal provides clues as to the way forward.
- Playing for the Sweet Spot: Creating a winning business culture
Kevin Thompson outlines how his company has found the 'sweet spot' for its employees and why this makes the sum of the whole stronger than than the individuals who make it up.