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13 June 2013 10:35am
Kim Loader - Able Recruitment
Good article. Ms Absolon's business philosophy seems both responsible and motivating. Admirable traits in HR professionals which (in my opinion and experience) are sometimes lost along the way. I'll be interested to talk with some of my clients on this subject.
30 May 2013 1:57pm
Valerie Panayiotou - Organisational Effectiveness Consulting
This article highlights the confusion around culture and the misunderstanding that culture is about personality and thinking style. Culture refers to the way people go about their work and every organisation has its own distinct way of doing things. Diversity in thinking is not tied to culture...
30 May 2013 11:43am
Jeff Milne - Sydney Water
My initial reaction to the headline was almost one of disbelief. To espouse 'fit' within an organisation and team as the secondary consideration is in my view seriously flawed.
30 May 2013 9:05am
Tommy - SoHR
Culture is one of the more complex and misunderstood topics. Absolutely those biases towards young, white, male or whatever other discriminatory bias should be stamped out. Other irrelevant factors are things like whether the person likes to go down to the coffee shop in the morning and chat...
30 May 2013 8:59am
Joe Watkins - Hewsons Executive Development
I have a different interpretation of culture than this article proposes. For me, it's about whether someone shares the same values as the organisation's values. From this perspective I do not agree with the assertion put forward in this article. Would you want to employ someone who does not value...
30 May 2013 8:22am
Susan Rochester - Balance at Work
Great article! The longer you want someone to stay (rather than the 'quick fix' for a particular project), the more important cultural fit - or ability to adjust - becomes.
27 May 2013 11:15am
It is also helpful to tell a candidate beforehand if you intend to use psychometric testing. This tends to put people off if it is just sprung on them afterward.
23 May 2013 8:19am
Heidi Holmes - Adage
I run a job board for mature age workers called adage.com.au. Our database of over 20,000 jobseekers is almost a 50/50 split which surprises many of our employers who advertise with us. It is often assumed that mature women don’t want to or don’t need to work, however this is certainly not the...
20 May 2013 3:40pm
Robin Pollock -
At one time I taught HR subjects in the TAFE system. One year it was a management course and I had a young student who, when course finished, thanked me because he admitted to not being academic but had learned everything in my classes through all the many example stories I told. He couldn't...
15 May 2013 8:07am
Bernie Althofer - EGL I ASSESSMENTS PTY LTD
There is a need to investigate the circumstances and behaviours involved in all cases of bullying, be it conducted through electronic format or face to face.
04 May 2013 12:49pm
Kate Boorer - Employerbility
In my experience the trick is to be able to focus on return on investment or avoidance of risk/compliance costs etc. Successful senior HR professionals focus on ROI whenever building their team or delivering an initiative to the business. Talking about the returns in terms of financials as well...
04 May 2013 8:40am
Tommy Sim - SoHR.com.au
The point regarding HR being a victim of its own success I think is on the money. The criticism of HR from other functions has perhaps moved the pendulum the other way. One element that is often missing though (besides efficiency measures and support employees) are effectiveness measures that...
02 May 2013 11:24am
Richard Motet - Business Psychology Limited NZ
HR is unlikely to be a ‘victim of its own success’. On the contrary, HR has been walking in the shadow of the dinosaur for some time.
02 May 2013 10:43am
Karen Galasso - Tenth House
In my experience another big mistake is to miss the biggest opportunity afforded by downsizing. Many organisations automatically take a last in, first out policy. How much more positive and productive to take the opportunity to re-evaluate the team or company more holistically and do...
15 April 2013 11:41am
Nicola Tuckwell - WorkFocus Australia
Thanks for mentioning JobAccess Suzanne - we are here to assist with free support and advice for all workplaces (small and large alike) to remove disability specific barriers in the workplace. For more information see www.jobaccess.gov.au or free call 1800 464 800 from a landline. From a mobile...