HR

Combatting work stress

Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day...

How to create business value as a project manager

In a survey from KPMG, 50 per cent of respondents indicated that their project failed to consistently achieve their intended business goals. These goals...

What are your obligations if an employee is sick during their annual leave?

When most people think of taking annual leave, they don’t anticipate spending that time either sick in bed or in hospital with a family...

Surviving workplace bullying: 5 steps to success

I’m a former victim of extreme workplace bullying. For more than three years, I worked in the global resources industry in Australia, running health and...

Making teamwork work

Team days often have a poor reputation and, because it is so hard to get it right, allocating time and effort to team effectiveness...

Three steps for HR leaders to capitalise on their moment in the spotlight

It’s a pivotal time for HR leaders in Australia. There is a growing understanding within the C-suite that employees are at the heart of how...

How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

How do you currently spend your workday? Like most people, the first thing you likely do is open your email and see what pops...

Is podcasting the new team learning?

I’ve noticed something dramatic occurring in my field of work. As a facilitator of change for teams and individuals I used to be invited...

CV hacks that work

Adding digital evidence, putting yourself in the thick of the action and using a professional summary to highlight your unique selling proposition are three...

Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

Global business leaders forecast one in three of their employees will be temporary workers by 2023. 94% of global business leaders are currently...

Working from home just got trickier

Employees who work from home to look after family, a sick child, to manage long commutes or to juggle other commitments is fairly common practice... but that...

The 5 positives of conflict at work

The energy of conflict is generated by the gap between two different points of view; between what we want and what we are actually...

What to do if your employee is on the 6pm news

A recent violent attack on police officers that splashed across national news has highlighted the need for better employment practices, particularly when a staff...

How to choose the right person to run your business

Business owners that are looking to take a step back from their business need to find the right person to run it, which can...

Public transport disruption prompts flexible working hours

Public transport woes are part and parcel of living in any major global city. Just last month, we found out about the upcoming closure...

The four leadership “blind spots”

A recent Dale Carnegie survey of over 3,300 employees has identified four leadership “blind spots” – the aspects of leading that are currently not...

Let’s talk: Generational Gap

How can we show the value that millennials bring to the work place? With millennials (currently people aged around 23-37) starting to fill up the...

Best employee benefits to retain your workforce

Employee benefits, when implemented properly, are among the most effective ways to motivate staff and bring out the best in your people. Staff will...

Why businesses must embrace automation for future success

Automation is a driving force behind a changing workforce in which mundane tasks are no longer part of most job descriptions and workers are...

Collaborating to create #balanceforbetter

Each year on 8 March, International Women’s Day, I get invited to attend events that celebrate and discuss gender diversity in the workplace. They’re...