The Federal Government's paid parental leave scheme is due to take effect on 1 January next year, but smart employers are preparing now in order to capitalise on its benefits, says special counsel for Freehills, Elizabeth Ferrier.
Public companies will be required to set targets for and report on the proportion of women employed on their boards, in senior management positions and throughout the whole organisation, under proposed changes to corporate governance rules.
If people are formed into a team to work on a project, suddenly things fall apart. One person will be over enthusiastic and another totally bored... Meetings become places where missed milestones get slipped even further, frustration sets in - quietly at first - then tempers boil over and the project starts to sink fast...
HR's ability to manage remote workers and cross-cultural relationships will become increasingly important as employers look to new markets for growth, according to Dr Ian Williamson of Melbourne Business school.