Research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in late 2016 showed that almost one-third of the Australian workforce regularly worked from home. These statistics include structured agreements where employers sanction working from home and unstructured ad hoc situations where employees take work[…]
What are the key HR topics for 2018? Well-being and workplace culture have been at the forefront of the HR landscape for a number of years and will continue to grow in 2018. It is also expected that there will be a rise in requests for flexible working arrangements to answer increased demand[…]
A 2010 survey conducted by McKinsey in the US revealed that nearly 70% of senior executives are only ‘somewhat satisfied’ or ‘not at all satisfied’ with the performance of their companies’ frontline managers. Furthermore 81% of frontline managers said they are not satisfied with their own[…]
Preventing and managing inappropriate workplace behaviour isn’t as simple as writing a policy and having an open door towards employee complaints. A proactive approach by managers and leaders is required in setting and reinforcing a culture highlighted by respectful behaviour and approachable[…]
Companies with poor workplace cultures often experience high levels of absenteeism, including sick leave. Many employers and managers would have noted a staff member taking what appears to be more than their share of sick leave. One question to ask is: are these absences related to workplace[…]
Leaders and their leadership teams can lift an organisation to a higher level of development and capacity. Equally, they can limit the ability of an organisation to transform. A recent case before the Federal Circuit Court shows examples of both bad and good leadership, with an out-of-control[…]
A report compiled by iHR Australia which analysed a sample of 70 investigation reports has provided insight into the causes and factors surrounding complaints being investigated, with manager behaviour and workplace culture near the top of the list.