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The biggest differentiator between high-performing organisations and their low-performing counterparts is whether employees connect with their employer's vision, according to a new research paper that warns against sending confusing messages.
The dispute between Qantas and unions that led to the grounding of its fleet in 2011 has only been resolved "in theory", and is evidence that Australia's industrial relations system is ineffective and out-dated, says Macquarie University professor Paul Gollan.
HR managers who think they can ignore international trends because the organisation they work for isn't global "probably need to be considering their career options", says ManpowerGroup Australia and New Zealand managing director, Lincoln Crawley.