What we have here is a failure to communicate

by 08 Jul 2008

The continued strong interest in pay communication issues, coupled with age-old debates concerning pay secrecy and the lack of employee knowledge about their pay, provides the mandate for an innovative study of reward communication practices, perceptions and problems in Australian organisations.

The study, lead by Associate Professor John Shields from the University of Sydney, sets out to gauge what rewards information is being communicated, what methods are being used to communicate rewards information and how effective these methods are.

Shields says that the results will be of significance not only to Australian practitioners but also to international academic debates regarding the role of organisational communication in human resource management effectiveness. The survey is directed especially to senior HR professionals in public, private and non-for-profit organisations and Shields is especially keen to encourage those of our readers in such roles to complete the project’s short, anonymous and confidential on-line survey which can be accessed via the following secure on-line link: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/survey.zgi?p=WEB227YVUVA47W

If you complete the survey, a report on the study’s findings and implications will be made available to you in August. The results will also be presented at a special one-day workshop on improving pay system effectiveness to be held at the Darlington Centre, University of Sydney on Wednesday 30 July.

Gary Hamel comes to Australia

He’s been labelled “the world’s leading expert on business strategy” by Fortune Magazine and The Economist calls him “the world’s reigning strategy guru”. Gary Hamel is speaking for the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Queensland and Global Achievers Company about The Future of Management, and will be in Brisbane for a one-day seminar on August 20 at BrisbaneCity Hall. Hamel will cover topics including: how to stimulate imagination; how the internet will turn your management roles upside down and how to engender management principles throughout your organisation’s DNA in revolutionary, yet simplistic terms. He will use examples of futuristic management from leading global companies such as Google, W.L.Gore, IBM, Samsung and more.