A big problem facing resources companies is the exodus of younger workers. And, as the future leaders of the industry and the generation who will eventually take over the running of resources companies, we need to look at how to keep younger workers in the industry, especially as the realities of the FIFO working arrangement begin to take their toll...
Aside from the moral imperative, there is a strong business case for organisations to constantly foster an ethical culture, according to Institute of Executive Coaching director of education, Dr Hilary Armstrong.
Employers should carefully vet the people who interact with candidates during the recruitment process, because the wrong personalities or attitudes toward the organisation can turn off potential hires, says recruitment executive James Nicholson.
Millennials impact the workplace by valuing results over face time, seeking input from many voices in decision making and increasing the use of mentoring and coaching. These changes will increase morale and accelerate leadership development...
The more resilient employees are, the more likely they are to "survive and thrive" in today's increasingly complex world, according to organisational psychologist Kathryn McEwen, who says that although some workers are born more resilient than others, the ability to "bounce back" from adversity can be developed.
Sharing an office desk among multiple workers can be a cost-efficient way of using space and resources, but employers must also consider risks that include a diminished sense of self and of belonging, warns psychologist and interior designer George Mylonas.
Organisations can minimise the risk of claims from contractors seeking employee benefits by regularly reviewing their arrangements to ensure "the weight of the evidence" suggests they are principals, not employers, says employment lawyer Brad Swebeck.