We are reaching a critical turning point in the workforce. Baby Boomers – the 5.5 million Australians born between 1946 and 1965 – are at or approaching retirement age. And the question on many employers’ lips is "How do I successfully transition my ageing workforce into retirement?"
While some employees look forward to their permanent vacation, others want to scale back and enjoy life or keep on working regardless, and as an employer, it isn’t always clear which group your ageing…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on June 5, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments
Whistleblower protections have been top of mind for many Australian organisations recently, following a number of changes to the law.
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistle-Blower Protections) Bill 2017 is due to come into effect from July…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on June 5, 2019 at 11:15 — No Comments
Recruitment marketing is still in its infancy when compared to either its older sibling HR recruiting, or its first cousin Marketing. There are plenty of ways you can streamline and improve your recruitment marketing tactics by borrowing from both of these related practices.
Today we’re going to go over building the perfect applicant funnel, pulling when necessary from the marketing world for explanations. Think of this as a How-To Guide for building your…Continue
Added by Damian Samoila on June 4, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments
Sometimes managing staff can seem like a test of one's skill to be able to delicately walk on eggshells, particularly when one staff member starts making veiled complaints about another.
No manager should dismiss or ignore such comments, avoid the conversation, or offer comments of consolation or agreement (either implicitly or explicitly).
If a staff member makes…
Added by Catherine Gillespie on June 4, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments
Investigating workplace misconduct complaints and disputes between employees can be a complex and time-consuming task. And if these investigations are not conducted well, they can have serious negative…
Added by Natalie Thomasen on June 1, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
[This blog originally appeared on Perkbox, the world's fastest growing employee happiness platform]
If your employees are unengaged, they won't…Continue
Added by Kayla Medica on May 30, 2019 at 12:37 — No Comments
Retirement can be one of the most anticipated and life-changing life events in a person’s life. But while many people look forward to retirement at different times in their life, when the time comes it can impact them in ways they never considered. With usually fifty plus years in employment, the thought of suddenly not working can be fraught with many concerns.
Thankfully, as an employer, there are proactive ways you can help employees approaching this stage in their lives and ensure…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on May 30, 2019 at 10:17 — No Comments
Genpact has always prided itself on innovation. When the company spun off from General Electric in 2005, they were determined to spread the gospel of lean management across the globe, providing data-driven professional services help to a diverse array of businesses spread across the globe. Since then, they’ve only gotten more cutting-edge, incorporating AI and advanced analytics into their offerings as they've helped businesses to completely reimagine their established…Continue
Added by Damian Samoila on May 29, 2019 at 18:21 — No Comments
When conducting investigations in the workplace, senior staff and human resource managers often have to deal with uncooperative respondents.
Understandably, this can significantly hamper the progress of the investigation.
There are many ways in which the smooth running of an investigation can be negatively affected…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on May 29, 2019 at 11:12 — No Comments
Added by Jonathan Mamaril on May 28, 2019 at 16:51 — No Comments
Does your business have more than 100 employees?
Is your revenue in excess of $50 million?
Do you have gross assets worth more than $25 million?
If so, a potentially dangerous regulation is coming on 1 July 2019. They are the new whistleblower laws.
The new whistleblower laws are a commonwealth amendment (Treasury Laws Amendment [Enhancing Whistleblower Protections] Act 2019). These new laws are designed to expand whistleblower protection and…
Added by Jonathan Mamaril on May 28, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments
Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) is the most misused and least understood business phrases out there. Ask five different people what SWP is to them and you will end up with seven different answers. Responses may range from rostering, project management, and recruitment pipelining to financial headcount forecasting.
SWP does provide input into each of those elements, but it is so much more. At the heart of SWP is the translation of business strategy into workforce implications, in a…Continue
Added by Alicia Roach on May 28, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments
One of your employees has resigned and now they’re accusing you of unfair dismissal! Why?
When your employee resigns, beware. There may be reasons behind their resignation that you are not aware of and a claim for ‘constructive dismissal’ may be on the horizon.
Generally, constructive dismissal occurs when the employer ignores or violates the contract of employment, creating an environment that the employee reasonably finds intolerable or untenable.
Added by Natalie Thomasen on May 27, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments
Having your own business doesn’t mean you can and should everything on your own. There are some aspects of your business that you simply can’t handle yourself and are better to be done by an expert. For this reason, you should know the right time to hire an attorney and the right ways to find a reliable one.
Added by Mike Parsons on May 24, 2019 at 22:58 — No Comments
Australian’s have some of the worst heart health statistics in the world. According to the most recent released data by AIHW, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. It has also been reported as many as 30,000 sudden cardiac arrests take place in Australia each year.
Cardiac arrest often has no warnings, and can strike at any time. It is the abrupt loss of heart function and if appropriate steps aren’t taken immediately, it can be fatal.
As we spend an average…Continue
Added by Belinda Lyone on May 24, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments
Good, quality employees are hard to find. They are even harder to lose. All business owners realize sooner or later that employee turnover can cost not only money but also time and effort. It is hard for a modern business to differentiate itself from the competition in terms of what it is offering to its employees. It…Continue
Added by Daniel Brown on May 22, 2019 at 23:57 — No Comments
One of the more difficult aspects of managing an employment relationship is appropriately dealing with complaints, both from the perspective of the complainant and the accused. This is made even more complicated when a reluctant complainant brings something to the attention of Human Resources or management, then does not want it investigated.
We examine why a complainant might not want to take an issue further, and…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on May 22, 2019 at 17:23 — No Comments
As a recruiter, your applicant tracking system (ATS) is one of your most important tools. Without one, it would be exponentially more difficult and time consuming to track all of the applications that are coming in, pull critical information from those applications, and find the right applicant info for…Continue
Added by Damian Samoila on May 21, 2019 at 22:12 — No Comments
When being a business owner or a manager, your job is not only to take care of the financial aspects of the organisation. One of the main things you will deal with is employee stress, which occurs for many different reasons. Here are a couple of ways to encourage a stress-free environment at the office.
You need to take into…Continue
Added by Emma Williams on May 21, 2019 at 20:00 — No Comments
A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has reminded employers of the importance of taking a measured and consistent approach to enforcing workplace policies and procedures – particularly those relating to work health and safety.
In Cordowiner v Ashton Coal Operations Pty Ltd  FWC 2525, the FWC ordered an employer to withdraw a formal warning that it had issued to an employee following a safety breach, because its supervisors had condoned the conduct to the…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on May 20, 2019 at 9:34 — No Comments