Opinion & Best Practice

  • Exit interviews – A benefit or liability? by

    With all the effort taken to get the right people hired and up to speed, why do so many organisations drop the ball when it comes to the elements that make them stay? Richard Altman writes that it's time to focus on the future not the past.

  • That age-old question of workplace efficiency by

    With Australia's current focus on productivity high on political and business agendas, Frank Lonergan writes that younger doesn't always mean more productive; it's time to engage properly with mature-age workers.

  • Frontline Intelligence - Legal: Auditing your workplace culture by

    Can a corporate culture make a difference to the bottom line? Can it reduce the likelihood of bullying, discrimination and harassment? The answer is a resounding 'yes', as Joydeep Hor and Georgia Rutecki outline.

  • Frontline Intelligence - HR Recruitment: Professional development in HR by

    HR professionals need to ensure thier own personal development addresses the technical aspects of their role, as well as the business context in which they operate. Lisa Robson outlines the fine balancing act required.

  • Will flexibility make the boomers the working poor? by

    While debate swirls around calls for employers to provide more flexible working hours for older workers, Malcolm King says it's time for a rethink on flexibility; and there is a big distinction between flexibility of workers and flexibility for workers.

  • Why are performance conversations frequently unproductive? by

    Giving and receiving performance feedback should be mutually beneficial to manager and employee - but often the experience is often negative. Why? The answer may come from insights provided by neuroscience, writes Dr Tony van Rensburg.

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