The best thing employers can do to foster more diverse workplaces is to listen - early in the planning stage - to what employees want, says NAB group executive, people, marketing and communications, Andrew Hagger.
Moving into a management role represents a new phase in career development. The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) has launched Ignition New Management Training so HR professionals can inspire and develop their managers and team leaders to ensure the productivity of their teams and the business.
In our final featured blog post from the HR Daily Community for 2012, Michael Hall suggests that the most thoughtful gift leaders and managers can give employees is peace of mind - let employees know they are appreciated and have a clear role to play in your plans for 2013.
Writing richly detailed employee appraisals can consume valuable management time and also lead to frustration. This holiday season, why not save them time and effort? Give them a library of suggested comments so they don't have to write from scratch.