What is Reasonable to Expect of Leaders?

WHAT IS REASONABLE TO EXPECT OF LEADERS? Our Introduction raises the issue of ‘Under’ payments to employees. Yet we all know of other areas where there is an ‘Under’ operating. Various commissions, journalist investigations and revelations continuously spotlight the numerous achievements of organisations having ‘Under’ outcomes or outputs. As a community, we need to ask …

3 Things That Will Make You Rethink Reference Checks

3 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK REFERENCE CHECKS Reference checks can be integral to assessing a candidate’s suitability but could be useless if recruiters don’t look out for these issues. Reference checks are standard practice in the recruitment process. Though some recruiters argue about their effectiveness, and there is evidence that they are one …

Businesses Told to Prepare to Activate COVID-19 Plan

BUSINESSES TOLD TO PREPARE TO ACTIVATE COVID-19 PLAN The Australian Department of Health is advising businesses to be prepared to activate their pandemic management plan or business continuity plan, as Roy Morgan cautions that one in six businesses are already feeling the effects of the coronavirus. Speaking to My Business, the assistant director of the …

People to be a Real Focus in 2020

PEOPLE TO BE A REAL FOCUS IN 2020 “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” Charles Darwin Whether we like it or not, nothing truly happens without people. There is of course the suggestion that AI is taking over from people. This may …

How Workplaces can support staff through Australia’s Bushfires

HOW WORKPLACES CAN SUPPORT STAFF THROUGH AUSTRALIA’S BUSHFIRES As devastating bushfires continue to ravage much of Australia, employers are thinking about how to best support staff. Catastrophic fires have been burning across Australia since September 2019, so far claiming over 20 human lives and the lives of over a billion animals, destroying over 1,800 homes, …

5 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2020

5 WORKPLACE TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020 As we head into a new decade, workplaces are evolving rapidly. These are the leading workforce trends that SME managers need to know for 2020 and how to leverage them, writes recruitment expert Nicole Gorton. A vast array of factors from globalisation to shifting demographics is driving workplace …

Whole of Organisation Governance Breaks the F2F-Cycle

WHOLE OF ORGANISATION GOVERNANCE BREAKS THE F2F-CYCLE What is the F2F-Cycle? What has emerged without fanfare is the F2F-Cycle. The F2F-Cycle refers to an organisation’s “Fatigue to Failure governance cycle”. It is weighing heavily on the practice of governance. Unfortunately, it is afflicting many organisations. In order to avoid governance fatigue, organisations need to better …

1 In 3 Workplaces Prone to Bullying and Harassment

1 IN 3 WORKPLACES PRONE TO BULLYING AND HARASSMENT One-third of Australian workplaces have perpetrators of bullying and harassment, with ACT shaping up as the worst offender across the country, according to new research. A survey conducted by workplace safety training organisation SAI Global has revealed that bullying and harassment is occurring in nearly one …

3 Very Different Work Traditions from Around the Globe

3 VERY DIFFERENT WORK TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE Paying someone to quit on your behalf? Legally not having to respond to an email after hours? Here are three interesting approaches to work from around the world. Every country has its own special work culture. Other countries might wonder what exactly Australia and New Zealand …

Our 2020 “Governance Breakthrough” Masterclass

OUR 2020 “GOVERNANCE BREAKTHROUGH” MASTERCLASS Beyond compliance: governance, risk and performance Exciting things are afoot for next year. I know this year has a few weeks still to run. But I couldn’t wait to share our news of the Governance Masterclass I am conducting in 2020. The Masterclass is “Beyond Compliance: Governance, Risk and Performance”. …

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