Employers can improve their workplace culture and enhance their reputation by supporting employee volunteering, but the more involved they are, the more likely they are to incur liability, says lawyer Barry Sherriff.
Australia's most productive companies are so concerned about organisational values that they are willing to turn down highly qualified candidates if they don't "fit into the company culture", according to a new Profiles International report.
Organisations with outstanding talent-management practices outperform their counterparts by eight times total shareholder return, yet only one in five employers treat talent management processes as seriously as their annual budgeting process, research by the Hay Group has found.
In spite of the fact that it makes for easy days, it's not a good thing if a stream of disappointments and failed battles have beaten employees into submission. This kind of acceptance isn't conducive to great work or great success...
Whether a manager will persevere with a business relationship in the face of adversity can be predicted by examining three key conditions that will influence their behaviour, according to research from Amsterdam's VU University.
The Fair Work Act has many benefits for employers and workers alike, but its bargaining provisions - which are yet to be fully tested - could prove controversial, says ACCI chief executive Peter Anderson.