04 Feb 2013

Protect Business
As the business world becomes more diverse and expands across national boundaries, concerns about security and integrity in the workplace have never been higher. Stakeholder expectations for ethical business operations continue to rise, placing more responsibility on organisations to employ people who have high ethical standards.To safeguard their organisations, many organisations in...

03 Dec 2012

Workforce
Over 2 million Australians, or 1 in 4 workers, are classified as casual workers.  A spokesperson from the ACTU described the trend in the increase in casual workers, or 'casualisation' of the workforce as "one of the dominant trends in the Australian workplace during the past decade".Much has been written about the casualisation of the workforce and there are many opinions on the ben...

03 Dec 2012

Report Reveals
Skills are specific competencies (such as knowledge of MS Excel) that enable performance of job tasks or functions (such as accounting tasks). While often thought of as 'less than' a qualification such as a degree, skills are essential in the workforce.While being intelligent and having a degree, diploma or the like provide the necessary foundation to perform well in many roles, it's...

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...

12 Nov 2012

Job Performance
In the Australian work context, together with other similar individualistic Western countries (such as the USA and UK), job performance is typically assessed in terms of task (in-role) behaviour - i.e., how well an employee performs their duties;  organisational citizenship behaviour - i.e., going 'above and beyond' role requirements such as helping other employees with their workload; a...

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...

15 Oct 2012

Survey
Recent research has found that up to 80% of staff turnover can be better controlled by organisations by improving their understanding of employee needs, employee-organisational fit and workplace culture.  The research, which included over 11,000 employees from 40 Australian organisations, was based on exit survey responses from employees who left their organisations between January 2011 ...

10 Oct 2012

Skilled Job Seekers
Australia's immigration policy had long focused largely on accepting highly-skilled migrants. Seeking workers with outstanding skills and qualifications that are lacking in Australia aims to address specific skill shortages and enhances the size and skill level of the Australian labour force.In the 2012-13 period Australia accepted approximately 190,000 migrants. 68 percent of these,...

24 Sep 2012

Report Reveals
A report by the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Talent pipeline draining growth: Connecting human capital to the growth agenda has found that failing to draw on the talent and expertise of employees can result in significant difficulties with growing the business and reaching financial targets.CGMA surveyed over 300 CEO's, CFO's and HR Directors and found that almost h...

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...