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.
"No one likes their HR person. Not even you. You may have been popular in college, but not anymore. To them, you are the person they need to suck up to in order to keep their jobs. No. One. Likes. HR..."
Companies today are not effectively executing against strategy and the business leaders know it - with 80 per cent recognising they are not doing their best to communicate strategy throughout the organisation, let alone execute against it...
If employers and their staff don't have a clear understanding of what bullying is, or can't distinguish it from other behaviours, they risk "playing host to the boy who cried wolf", warn bullying experts Dr Carlo Caponecchia and Dr Anne Wyatt.
Employers that determine the value of a role according to its place in the business strategy - and target HR initiatives accordingly - are more likely to be successful than those whose business and human capital and strategies are "out of synch", says WRDI Institute director Colin Beames.
Transfer-of-business provisions introduced by the Fair Work Act have the potential to make life very difficult for HR managers, but if employers plan ahead, associated costs and complications can be avoided, says Hicksons partner Brad Swebeck.