Employees who don't have a clear understanding of "what is expected of them and what they are accountable for" are unlikely to care about their employer's success, says Right Management's Bridget Beattie, who warns that nearly two in three workers are at risk of fleeing their jobs within the next 12 months.
If people truly are our "most important asset" and HR is in charge of managing the company's "human" resources, then doesn't it stand to reason that the top HR position should merely be a stepping stone to the corner office? It makes perfect sense but why isn't it happening more often?
You better back [the No A**hole rule] and be ready to walk talent to the door if you put that on the culture card, kids. Because most of us don't walk the walk. Case in point: Michael Jordan. Michael Freaking Jordan.
The employers that will get the most benefit from enterprise bargaining negotiations under the new system are those that have a strong handle on the drivers of their business, and who embrace "new thinking and new skills", says workplace lawyer Chris Gardner.
Employers that restrict the influence executives have on their own pay packets can avoid being "tarred with the same brush" as organisations perceived as rewarding failed leaders, the Productivity Commission says, but it has rejected a push to cap executive pay and bonuses.
Changes to the 457-visa scheme are mostly in favour of 457 holders, and will disadvantage employers that have relied on on-the-job training, according to Acacia Immigration Australia director, Mark Webster.
Injury compensation costs employers an average $1100 per employee per year, but organisations can significantly reduce injuries - and hefty compo bills - with "inexpensive" pre-employment assessments and a "dedicated medical network", says occupational therapist Waqar Malik.
Under-performing or difficult employees can have a devastating impact on their colleagues' morale, but proactive and "busy" line managers can stamp out negative behaviour, says psychologist and workplace consultant Dr Steven Saunders.