End-of-year celebrations have always been fraught with risk, but the proliferation of mobile devices adds "e-harassment" to the list of potential risks employers must address, according to lawyer Lisa Berton.
Employers should act swiftly to ensure their directors, managers and senior executives will not be left "out of pocket" under new legislation designed to cap excessive termination payments, says Harmers Workplace Lawyers partner Jamie Robinson.
The links between employee engagement and profitability are well established, but there's been a lack of focus on the long-term impact on employees who have a high level of commitment to their employer, says Alice Streatfeild of research firm, ORC.
The problem goes something like this: You've interviewed thousands of candidates... You've done this so many times, you feel like you know whether a candidate is going to be a fit within 180 seconds, so after a while you start going through the motions...
Leadership is only as good as the leader so leaders, you've got to be at your best. You owe it to yourselves to reflect, to wonder, to be selfish, and to chase your dreams. To do anything less is to doing nothing at all...
Team-building activities to revive weary workers and boost morale don't have to be expensive and time consuming, says Randstad head of outplacement and career coaching for Australia and Asia Pacific, Fiona Webster.
More than half of Australian workers don't currently feel able to negotiate pay with their employer, and less than half of those who do have taken action in the past year, according to the University of Sydney's Workplace Research Centre.