Now that 2011 has drawn to a close, it’s a good time to take a moment and reflect on the year that was.
For some of us it may have been a great year of growth and success, while others may have been affected by situations out of their control such as the European debt crisis. No matter which camp you sit in, or if you’re somewhere between the two, 2012 is ready for you to tackle head on.
What are some positive changes you can make to ensure the next 12 months run as smoothly as…Continue
Added by Mandy Geddes on January 12, 2012 at 14:29 — No Comments
This Christmas I bought my husband a book called “100 Things What’s on Your List” by Sebastian Terry. I was attracted to the cover initially because I saw the Camp Quality symbol and both of us have volunteered with Camp Quality in the…Continue
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When you have a decision to make, do you put more emphasis on analysis or intuition?Continue
Added by Susan Rochester on January 11, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
This is a question that comes up in various polls, groups and expert Q&A’s on social media boards repeatedly and often. You would think since the Industrial Revolution we would have evolved and managed to understand this fully, and in practice, yet still we have not come so far.
Is it that leaders themselves are ignoring the guide lines and research? Now more than ever, there is a plethora of free information out on the internet to answer this question.
So here we go again…Continue
Added by Anne-Marie Orrock on December 19, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
However in light of a recent ruling forcing Telstra to compensate an employee working from home who in 2006, after falling down a flight of stairs in her home, injured her shoulder, is giving employers the nudge to re-think their approach to flexible work practices.
The Administrative Appeal…Continue
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St. Nicholas is Santa’s real name. St. Nicholas, who was a 4th Century bishop in Turkey, is patron saint of children, sailors, bakers, pawn-brokers and Russia, among other things. We have been celebrating St. Nicholas Day, which falls on 6th December, for many years, and its become a tradition among our family and friends to meet every year on St. Nicholas Day to mark the beginning of the Christmas…Continue
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I recently met an incredibly motivated and driven female leader. She is dedicated, loves the company she works for, thrives on feedback to improve and wants to achieve top performance status every year at her…Continue
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This week I'll be promoting HR Daily Community blog posts on Thursday, as we're publishing a special end-of year wrap in HR Daily on Friday. That will be our final edition for the year, and we'll resume publishing on Monday 23 January.
Over the Christmas/New Year break we welcome continued blogging on the HR Daily Community by its current members. We'll do a wrap of these posts on Friday 27 January.
New memberships requested during this time will require approval, which may…
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The argument continues and still there is no clear cut answer. Just who has legal ownership over contacts built up in an employees LinkedIn or Facebook account? Is it their personal account or the employers entitlement?
We now see increasing litigation starting to occur between employees and employers over the use of social media in the context of damaging employer reputation and perceived employee misconduct when employees have posted disparaging,…Continue
Added by Anne-Marie Orrock on December 9, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
Predictions for the next global meltdown are coming thick and fast - so what does that mean for us on the employment front?
It's no secret that there are a number of industries feeling the pinch - retailers have been suffering for quite a while. Is there more to come?
The pundits would have you think that the answer would have to be yes. Predictions of bigger problems in Europe (that's no secret) with a flow on effect to Australia is what we're hearing. If that happens, where…Continue
Added by Fiona Anson on December 8, 2011 at 12:19 — No Comments
Just a quick note to highlight some of the more popular recent content on HR Daily Community.Continue
A lack of gender diversity at senior levels is an issue facing many businesses around Australia, with everyone from the Prime Minister to the media weighing in on the debate.
Solutions have been suggested, such as board quotas and leadership position targets, to increase the number of women in leadership or executive positions in Australia. A recent survey of 134 businesswomen by Telstra…Continue
Added by Mandy Geddes on December 6, 2011 at 11:52 — No Comments
This is gradually changing, yet Australia is…Continue
Added by Anne-Marie Orrock on December 5, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
So you are at that moment of realization that you have just made a mistake. It’s not just a small indiscretion, but it is an orbital heart-stopper. Your blood runs cold and amazingly you break out in sweat at the same time. You visualize your bosses eye’s popping out of their head with fury.Continue
Added by Susan Rochester on December 2, 2011 at 7:38 — No Comments
Let’s face it, nobody really likes surveys.
If you are asked to complete one, you can feel confronted. You may worry about whether your honesty will backfire. If you see many surveys hit your inbox, one more survey can feel like “just another HR thing.” You give it a half-hearted response as you fly out the door.
Many of our clients experience this. Engaging people presents many challenges. So we’ve decided to feature some insights from our long-term clients. We hope this will…Continue
Added by Anthony Sork on December 1, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments
Managers very often rely on their intuition or ‘gut feel’ when making staffing decisions. In my experience, it’s amazing how often we hear “it just felt right”, “she seems like a good fit” or “I feel very comfortable with him”. There’s a lot of…Continue
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