Opinion & Best Practice

  • Career development – the benefits of getting it right by

    formal career discussions between employees and their immediate managers remain a rarity for many organisations, Yu Dan Shi reveals what's involved in setting up an effective career development process.

  • Social networking and the workplace by

    Practical jokes, skylarking at work and workplace gossip have always been around, but with the advent of social media, such behaviour is increasingly being played out in a very public arena. Tim Longwill and Peta Shanahan consider the pitfalls of social media and the workplace.

  • Dealing with the angry employee by

    Every workplace has at least one employee who seems perpetually angry. Although this is often not a result of anything the employer has done, it is left to managers to pick up the pieces following their tirades. Tammy Tansley provides her tips to do it better.

  • Redundancy, survivor guilt and its long-term effects on your organisation by

    Companies often focus only on those who are retrenched with little or no attention paid to those left behind. However, as Dr Hilary Armstrong writes, research shows that survivors of retrenchments and restructures can exhibit behaviours that result in reduced productivity, low engagement and absenteeism.

  • How to prepare for the 2020 workplace by

    Karie Willyerd writes that organisational leaders need to be acting today if they wish to engage and communicate effectively with the workers of tomorrow. She provides five tips for doing so.

  • Will 2012 be a year of HR complacency or a year of competitive advantage? by

    Andrew Grant writes that for Australian HR directors, 2012’s biggest worry shouldn’t be the state of global markets, but the outmoded operating models which they base their strategies upon.

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