Shaun McCarthy, Human Synergistics Australia
Are you riding the engagement wave? The theory is that an organisation with 'high' employee engagement might outperform those with 'low' employee engagement, all else being equal (Wikipedia). But engagement levels are really just one small piece of the puzzle, what is missing is in the detail. Employee engagement is in actual fact one of many outcomes of culture. It is not wrong to look at engagement - an individual level outcome of culture…Continue
Added by Mim Balcombe on October 29, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments
Time is money.
It's a statement you've probably heard many times. This is because largely, it is true. Regardless of our age or how much money we have or anything else superficial, we all have access to exactly the same amount of time each day, each week and each month as every other person.
One of the most common reasons/justifications/excuses I hear from recruiters as to why they don't consistently tackle important activities (eg prospect calling, staying in touch…
Added by ross clennett on October 29, 2014 at 8:27 — No Comments
If you were to ask me “Ben, what's one of the most paramount things you have ever learnt?” I would say “to cultivate the art of mindfulness and practicing being present as a way of living”. Mindfulness, I believe, is no longer an ancient eastern idea derived from Buddhist anapanasati but rather something critical to every human being and often…Continue
Added by Ben Young on October 27, 2014 at 13:24 — No Comments
A few weeks ago I wrote about what hiring managers really think about recruiters, but how would those views change if they were removed from the recruitment process entirely?
One company trialling such a scheme is Flight Centre, which recently slashed its time-to-fill metric after removing hiring managers from volume recruitment.
Our recruitment news publication…Continue
Added by Hannah Gartrell on October 27, 2014 at 11:02 — No Comments
Learning, the concept that has been in existence and set in motion ever since the moment of Creation, is the essence and vigour of fruitful and meaningful existence. This can be conveniently carried forward to reflect an Organisation. An organisation is no exception whatsoever to the need and requirement of Continual Learning. Hence this concept is, must be, will be omnipresent in every organisation that is, want to be, can be one that is growing, fruitfully so.
This extension of…
Added by Rucky karuna Tejavath on October 23, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments
Melissa Fitzpatrick LLB (Hons), B.Int Bus
Employment and Industrial Relations Specialist, HR Business Direction
It’s Safe Work Month and I’m proud to be part of the generation which recognised the importance of safety at work to both employer and…Continue
For any industry to survive it needs to be continually improving. Certainly this is true in the gardening world, where new plant varieties are introduced every year along with advances in fertiliser and gadgets to help gardeners make their job easier. Without this focus on innovation the industry would be in serious trouble.
A study by DDI and the Conference Board quoted in this …Continue
Added by Karen Schmidt on October 23, 2014 at 10:50 — No Comments
Not everyone who graduates from college is ready to start a successful career. Your classes may provide you with useful theoretical knowledge, but you also need to work on developing practical skills…Continue
Added by Werner Greenberg on October 22, 2014 at 2:00 — No Comments
My mentee (who is a HR operative) asked me about seeking a one-on-one with her boss. He has an aversion to such meetings which is a great surprise to me as they should occur frequently and naturally with both parties being entirely comfortable with them for reason of their value.
She was brave enough to do the initiating - a good start. I said to her that given some ambivalence from the boss he was likely to not really value the meeting and to not prepare for it. I reflected upon my…Continue
Added by wayne faulkner on October 21, 2014 at 17:24 — No Comments
Driving an HR analytics program with limited resources can be a difficult task, especially for large organisations with thousands of employees.
Ahead of Workforce Metrics and Analytics 2014, I caught up with Michael Gillett, Manager – Workforce Metrics & Analytics at Australia Post, to discuss how his team is using data to support both workforce and business…Continue
Added by Jared Haube on October 21, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
Do you have a project or idea on the horizon but are waiting for that spark of motivation to ignite?
Maybe you have a goal sitting in the pipeline and it seems monstrous, overwhelming or quite complex and from the outset you fidget, delay or ignore it…
Procrastination in the pursuit of motivation towards our goals, ideas and…Continue
Added by Ben Young on October 20, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
I often get asked the question: "What makes an expat relocation successful?" or "How can people to settle into their new home quickly?"
Part of the answer is quite simple -- regardless of where you're moving to or from. The secret is mostly in the planning and preparation -- getting organized. Thorough research is crucial. More importantly, though, is knowing what to expect: Get your bearings, speak to people who have had the experience, make an effort to understand the culture. Too…Continue
Added by Sharon Swift on October 17, 2014 at 17:15 — No Comments
The recent RCSA International Conference held in Queenstown had a variety of industry speakers and one of the most interesting was Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts who, as the name suggests, compile data and undertake research on the staffing (recruitment) industry on a global basis.
In this blog,…Continue
Added by ross clennett on October 17, 2014 at 9:42 — No Comments
It is Safe Work Month this month and as part of showing our support in encouraging people to get involved in and concentrate on safety to reduce death, injury and disease. I thought I would continue with the Health & Safety theme and write about – A different approach to safety.
I have recently written about the fact that there is so much more to compliance and just last week about not being rewarded (by regulatory bodies) –…Continue
Added by Leisa Messer on October 15, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments
Do you ever have those conversations with people and you feel like you just can't get through to them? Maybe you have consistently under performing employees, despite persistent encouragement… Teams that cooperate but don't collaborate…
What is important to understand here is the crucial factor of rapport. Whether…Continue
Added by Ben Young on October 14, 2014 at 5:34 — No Comments
All businesses face challenges using the 457 visa programme including implementation, compliance, and keeping up with the frequent legal changes. One major challenge for large organisations and corporate groups is how to deal with the corporate structure.
Organisations composed of multiple…Continue
The latest term being used to describe the world of work we now operate in is VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.
The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), which has coincidentally just changed its name to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) to keep up with shifts in its industry, has released an article on “The key to success…Continue
Added by Karen Schmidt on October 13, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments
Why do we feel we have to punish ‘bad’ behaviour and let good behaviour go by the wayside? Sounds like I am talking about employee behaviour and performance in the workplace doesn’t it? Well I will another time but I was inspired to write this by all those clients we have worked with that have in fact done the right thing in terms of compliance with workplace legislation but, due to individuals in their workplace that take some sort of action for some reason, have to seek advice and…Continue
Added by Leisa Messer on October 11, 2014 at 14:27 — No Comments