How should the performance management process differ from managing misconduct? What are the top steps employers can take to minimise the risk of underperformance-related litigation? And how should employers "soften the blow" of dismissal? Here, an employment lawyer answers these questions and more.
A core workweek of just 25 hours' desk time, but during which employees get more done, could be just years away if only employers can let go of outdated management models, says an employee engagement and performance specialist.
Personality profiling, 360-degree assessments and workshops all "have their place in the training game", but according to leadership expert Richard Maloney, investing in these initiatives can be like cleaning a dirty fish, only to return it to a dirty pond.
"Silo mentalities" prevent an organisation from unifying towards a common goal, but usually it is the organisation's own systems that create the problem, according to HR Daily Community blogger Ben Young.
Promoting junior employees into management roles gives other young workers a living, breathing example of the career path available to them, which can encourage them to pursue the same progression, according to a veteran from high-profile youth employer McDonald's Australia.