Seven in ten managers who have received outplacement support are critical of the way the process was handled, and 90 per cent will be active detractors of their previous employer, according to a Macfarlan Lane outplacement report.
Checking and sending work-related emails at home has become part of the job for many employees - but employers have largely overlooked the implications for work overload, says University of Sydney researcher Dr Melissa Gregg.
Being transparent, authentic and honest in your conversations with people who are interested in joining you is key. And that extends to telling them that you're using social media to evaluate them, how you're evaluating them and giving them the opportunity to be actively involved in the discussion...
Whether a leader manages a single employee or oversees an entire organisation, it is up to them to "absorb uncertainty" and help their staff through periods of change, says CSIRO executive director of HR, safety and sustainability Craig Roy.
What employers need to realise is that Gen Y'ers do have needs. Who says we can't ask for a work life balance? Who says we have to live and breathe our jobs, even if they're totally unrewarding? Who says we have to do things the same old boring way when we can see a fresh new fun way of achieving a better result?