Month: September 2014

Are Australians working too much?

While working the odd overtime is common - and often expected - in today's environment, work hours must nonetheless be carefully managed to avoid any negative impact on employees. Consistently working shifts that exceed contracted hours may not only hurt job satisfaction and morale, but take a toll on mental… Read More

Study reveals high rate of bullying in Australian workplaces

Workplace bullying, in all its guises and forms, can have a toxic effect on any organisation and its employees. Australian businesses will therefore be concerned with the recent finding that organisations in this country may have one of the highest rates of bullying in the world. According to the Australian Workplace Barometer report,… Read More

When work and home stress collide

The increasing pressures of modern-day working life can take a toll on any employee. However, it's important to consider how factors from other dimensions in our lives can also affect our mental resilience, as a new study suggests. According to researchers from Concordia University and the University of Montreal, people… Read More

Australian graduates taking longer to find jobs

The majority of graduates in Australia have no trouble landing a job within months of graduating - but this rate has dropped sharply from previous years, a survey reveals. In the latest edition of its annual Graduate Destinations report, Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) revealed that in 2013, nearly three-quarters (71.3 per cent)… Read More

Don’t rely on resumes in the hiring process

For as long as any hiring manager can remember, the resume has been a go-to reference point in the recruitment and selection process. Offering a (usually) succinct summary of the candidate's qualities and attributes, CVs are perceived as a yardstick with which to quickly assess an individual's fit for a role. However, as… Read More

How bad can a bad manager be?

The negative impacts a bad manager can have on the workplace are well known - diminished productivity and morale, higher levels of absenteeism and employee disengagement, to name just a few. A new survey has added further fuel to the fire by suggesting that these pervasive effects can go much… Read More

The mismatch between leadership supply and demand

Having a strong pool of leadership candidates to develop and rely on is essential for any organisation. However, do businesses today actually have this talent at their disposal, trained and ready to take on the reins? Close analysis of a collection of recent studies suggests a mismatch between the demand… Read More

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