Features

People management in a time of crisis; supporting your staff through COVID-19

- April 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

Crisis touches us all uniquely. Differing circumstances and different perspectives require different solutions. The greatest tool businesses can draw upon during this time is compassion, understanding and empathetic leadership. Never in our lifetime, nor ever again, will we see such a shift to the way businesses are run and people are managed write Laura French… Read more »

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Features

Culture fit, hiring and the new resumé-free workplace

- March 5, 2020 4 MIN READ

If culture fit is considered one of the most important aspects when hiring a new team member, why do managers still rely only on resumes to identify candidates in the initial shortlist? asks Rudy Crous, CEO and co-founder of Shortlyster, an intelligent hiring platform. With the rise of smart technology combined with the power of… Read more »

Features

How to support staff returning to work post bushfire

- February 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

As people return to work following the devastation of the bushfires, workplaces should be prepared to support those still grieving what they have lost, writes Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director of AccessEAP.  Australia is no stranger to natural disasters, from cyclones and floods to never-ending drought and unforgiving bushfire seasons, and whilst Australians have witnessed larger… Read more »

Features

Planning a work Christmas Party? Read this first

- December 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

The festive season is almost upon us and amongst the decorating of trees, singing of Christmas carols and purchasing of gifts comes the annual work Christmas party. Christmas parties are a great opportunity for employers to reward hard work, and can have a positive impact on team culture, writes Claire Raymond from PerformHR. They can… Read more »

Business Advice

How AI is putting the human back in HR

- October 31, 2019 4 MIN READ

‘How will new technology impact my job?’. It’s an often asked question of today’s HR teams.   And, while it’s true some jobs will change in terms of roles and responsibilities, people will remain the heart of them. To succeed in this new era of business, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, organisations must equip staff with… Read more »

Business Advice

Culture a problem for Australian business leaders

- September 19, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Australia’s business leaders have no concept of company culture according to a report by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). The ‘5 Hard Truths About Workplace Culture’ found C-lsuite executives at Australian companies are unlikely to recognise the signs of poor company culture. The report suggests boards and CEOs need a reality check. They have to… Read more »

Experts

4 leadership tips to help you sustain business growth

- May 15, 2019 3 MIN READ

Promising start-ups often stagnate after a couple of years, so how can you sustain business growth? Good leadership means investing in your people and yourself to help the business thrive, writes Sabri Suby founder of King Kong, Australia’s fastest growing digital agency. Invest in your people No single person has ever achieved much on their… Read more »

HR

Planning on recruiting staff? Avoid these illegal questions

- November 29, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Recent research by SEEK has found an alarming four in ten job candidates have been asked illegal question during an interview. The research revealed 18-35-year-olds were most likely to be the target of illegal questions, which included being asked about their ethnicity and marital status. Those least likely to be asked illegal questions were candidates… Read more »

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Features

How Pymetrics is removing bias from the recruitment process

- October 5, 2018 4 MIN READ

A range of organisations and initiatives have sought to tackle unconscious bias – or straight out bias – in recruitment over the last few years. The Victorian Government, for example, last year launched a pilot program called Recruit Smarter to trial different approaches, such as blind CVs, to address the issue. Approaching the problem with artificial intelligence… Read more »

Features

7 steps to help a team member through a crisis

- August 17, 2018 4 MIN READ

A personal crisis is just that — personal. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Some people may require extra leave; others may find respite by staying at work through a difficult personal time. Exploring flexible options is key. Rose Bryant-Smith & Grevis Beard co-authors of Fix Your Team share their advice on how… Read more »