31 Jan 2013

Multiscore
Multi-score performance ratings are employee performance feedback systems where feedback is obtained from multiple sources (supervisors, peers, clients. They are very popular, with almost all Fortune 500 companies in the US using this approach (Cheung, 1999). Why are they so popular? Research shows that there are a number of reasons that multi-score (also often known as 360 degree)...

19 Nov 2012

Success of Employees
Research has shown that while intelligence in its traditional form, including tasks assessing verbal, numerical, visuo-spatial, reasoning and working memory, is the best predictor of job performance, other skills are also important for managerial success. Sternberg's (1996; 1997) triarchic theory of intelligence proposes that intelligence is comprised of traditional analytic skills, p...

19 Nov 2012

Employee Ethics
A recent study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has revealed that organisations may not be doing enough to promote and protect their values within the organisation. The study found that 40% of employees believe that their unethical colleagues not only go un-reprimanded, but are also frequently rewarded and promoted for their bad behaviour.  In addition, only 29% of...

05 Nov 2012

Learning Skills
A recently released report outlining the findings of Deloitte's 2012 Bribery and Corruption survey reveals that organisations in Australia and New Zealand may be ill-equipped to identify and manage corruption and bribery risk. The survey was completed by 390 organisations from Australia and New Zealand, including publicly listed companies, Australian subsidiaries of foreign companies, p...

10 Sep 2012

Employee Retention
Thursday 13 September is National R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is a national mental health day on the second Thursday of September to encourage Australians to connect with their colleagues/employees by asking them: Are you okay? One in five people experience depression at some point in their lives. That means that approximately 4 million Australians will suffer from depression. More th...

27 Aug 2012

Workforce
Research has shown that some of the 'perks' that keep employees happy in their jobs are not the stereotypical 'big ticket' items that only larger businesses are able to offer. Boredom, lack of opportunity and poor work-life balance are within the top four reasons that people leave their jobs, according to The Australian Human Resources Institute, rather than lack of perks such as corp...

22 Aug 2012

GPS Building
A GPS for business? No, we're not talking about a Global Positioning System for your car. But it is a similar principle. Many organisations and business leaders are arranging their organisation around GPS, or Guidance and Positioning Statements. Like a GPS in your car, an organisational GPS will guide your organisation to a chosen destination, providing clear directions and guidance a...

20 Aug 2012

Hidden Cost
A recent research poll of Australian workers has found that more than 80% of Australian employees feel disengaged and work, with more than 20% being actively disengaged, that is behaving in ways that are actively harmful to the organisation.  They estimated that disengagement costs Australian organisations at least $33.5 Billion a year in lost productivity.  It also has other negative so...

11 Jul 2012

Skilled Job Seekers
What the research shows about Generation Y Many surveys and studies on Generation Y (individuals born between approximately 1980 and 1995, earlier or later in some definitions) indicate that, as a group, there are a number of characteristics they tend to display that employers should be aware of when hiring and managing these individuals. Specifically, research has shown that more ...

07 May 2012

Recruitment Process
A recent survey has shown that 79% of job applicants lose interest in a job when faced with a long recruitment process and 45% have withdrawn their application because they didn't like the interviewer. This is consistent with the experience of James Nicholson, managing director of the professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters. Nicholson said he has consistently observed that...