A recent report in HR Magazine by David Woods reported “Employers are failing to inspire their staff and make them feel valued, with only 21% of employees believing their company cares about its staff, according to a YouGov survey of over 1,000 workers, commissioned by performance consultancy, River Marketing.
The results don’t surprise me, although I think it’s a downright shame that people aren’t experiencing a greater sense of value from the workplace. People need to feel valued,…Continue
Staff turnover is an ongoing headache for most businesses. Even booming industries like mining & resources are experiencing their fair share of hurt with with 18% of workers leaving within the first 12 months and with total turnover costing over $140 million per…Continue
This article was originally written and posted in January 2008. It is still just as relevant today in 2012 as it was in 2008.
Presenting a full-day strategic program to business people and executives in northern Queensland, a very fine person, who had…Continue
Having a mentor can be vital to your successful career plan. While some businesses create structured mentoring plans, sometimes the relationship grows organically and you may already be someone’s mentor without even realising it.
If you are in a mentoring relationship, have you given much thought to what that means?
Mentors provide insight and guidance, provide encouragement, and share ideas and their own experiences to help another person on their own journey. Typically a…Continue
Added by Chip McFarlane on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 — No Comments
In a four part series, the team at DBL have put together a comprehensive 'how-to' guide for best practice graduate development. Although by no means exhaustive, the series is a great resource for graduate managers both new to the industry, and for veterans looking for new or fresh ideas to enhance their existing program, enjoy!
Added by Matt Chaplin on May 16, 2012 at 15:31 — No Comments
I recently held a workshop which had a section around organisational change and particularly redundancy. It’s obviously a big subject at the minute, and one which is exercising many managers and HR professionals.
What struck me about the difference within this workshop to those I had held before was that there was less discussion about the case for redundancy. …Continue
At some stage in your career you will be called upon to effect an Employment Separation. This is unavoidable, and anyone who says they never will is kidding themselves.
It is a somewhat traumatic event for an employee. In most cases they will not truly understand why they are being terminated. Others may see it as a relief. Some will see it as an opportunity to extort money from the employer. Others will view it as an opportunity to move on to bigger and better things.