Just as it's becoming more common for senior executives to rotate through the HR department as part of their development, HR professionals should do a stint in other areas to gain experience and boost their credibility in the organisation, according to global HR authority Wayne Cascio.
Mandatory drug and alcohol testing in construction and other dangerous industries is a "common sense" move that would make it easier for employers to meet their safety obligations, according to employment lawyer Tony Wood.
Leaders at the coalface of Australian businesses are strong on technical know-how but weak on people skills, and having a negative impact on team member engagement, productivity and retention, two recent surveys suggest.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, when underperformance is serious, persistent and disruptive, the best outcome may be termination of employment. But how do you ensure this happens fairly for the employee and with minimal legal risk to you, the employer?
The careers of successful senior executive women have four key characteristics in common, and they're areas that HR departments can influence to make the path easier for others, according to researcher and leadership coach Kerry Baxter.
Many organisations are still using factory-era techniques to manage motivation, but these old tools fail to inspire and support creativity, collaboration and agility, according to author and motivation expert Dr Jason Fox.