A new area of research shows that employees can develop different types of cynicism as a result of their experiences at work, and that it is much harder to reverse than to prevent, according to the University of Melbourne's Michelle Brown.
Adopting a short-term view of independent contractors means many organisations are ignoring a huge talent pool of professionals looking for meaningful work from home, says co-director of The Interview Group, Lenore Lambert.
An organisation wouldn't put a person without relevant experience or qualifications straight into an important role such as an engineer, accountant or IT professional, yet there seems to be an assumption that anyone can be an effective manager and simply pick it up as they go along...
To help employees achieve real balance in their lives, employers need to be more flexible about start and finish times, and even acceptable attire, says RedBalloon employee experience manager Megan Bromley.
Will your organisation's rumour mill be in overdrive after the end-of-year celebration? Will there be photos on Facebook? HR's actions after a party are vital to minimising legal risks, says employment lawyer Lisa Berton.