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However, in order for businesses to make strategic decisions, HR departments are increasingly required to not only understand an organisation’s workforce analytics, more importantly, they need to apply data intelligence company-wide.

As businesses know very well, non-engagement leads to resignations, which leads to unnecessary cost and delays. When staff leave, a whole lot of talent and opportunity leaves with them.

With 2016 drawing to a close and businesses looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, companies are increasingly being tasked to rethink the traditional relationship between Finance and Human Resources.

How to keep your people motivated and energetic. "Short, simple... powerful!"

Can a butterfly flapping its wings in Melbourne cause an earthquake in Japan? Honestly? We don’t know. But, if a happy frog jumps into a...

Dr Jason Fox is an expert in motivation strategy and design, and all things gamification. Dr Fox works with companies all over the world,...

When you are recruiting to fill a position, your first and biggest concern is attracting the right candidates in the first place, right? However, it’s also the most expensive. So how do you attract the crème-de-la-crème without breaking the bank, while building a strong employer brand at the same time? Spinach maybe? No, leave that for Popeye.

Jobs within startups generally offer no security, the founder will often have little or no clue about what he or she is doing and the odds of the job description staying the same over a six month period are zero to none. So, how does an aspiring business builder recruit for a startup?

Tom Cruise has a lot to answer for. The least of which is that classic scene in the movie, Risky Business. As an entrepreneur, you know only too well that legal compliance can make or break a business. The legal considerations for employees and the terms of their engagement with your company has many legal considerations to consider. If you're not adhering to these, you are indeed, running a risky business.

Despite predictions of obsolescence, brought on by the world-wide-wide, some unexpected industries are not just surviving. They're thriving! Cinema screens did not go blank. Human resources agencies didn't get the axe. Travel agents were not sent on a long vacation. Department stores were not put on indefinite lay-by. And Postal services were not sent packing.

Many Australian companies don’t even provide regular feedback to their staff, let alone have a formal employee development program. This is a costly mistake. As busy managers give less and less time to developing their people, companies are losing the very employees they need to succeed in the long term.

A study of hospital workers conducted by Chilterns University College in the UK found that nurses working for hospital supervisors with poor management styles had significantly higher blood pressure than nurses working for bosses judged as understanding and considerate. As a result, the nurses with bad bosses had a roughly 20 percent higher risk of heart disease. Are you giving your employees heart attacks?

A new study shows Australians are largely pessimistic about the likelihood of women receiving equal pay to men, though most Australians firmly believe in the idea.

Here are five can't-miss ways to make Michael Scott look like Manager of the Year, along with suggestions on how to avoid them. In other words, avoid these tips with the same fervour as you would a Justin Beiber concert.

What happens when a clothing swap takes up shop in your company's break room? The Clothing Exchange, a five-year-old Melbourne-based company, is selling the idea by promoting swaps in corporate environments. And while the concept itself may not be revolutionary, it could give employees a creative outlet for expanding their fashion and social consciences.

One question – Where do you do your best thinking? – received the most surprising answer. Only around 10% of people responded “at work”. Consider this: people are paid to think, and are required to spend a lot of time at work, yet work is not the place where they think well.

The following clip takes the job application process to another level. The work of a Monash student and aspiring Junior Project Manager, it was submitted to Pollenizer and posted for all to see on YouTube. It was soon after spotted by MitchelLake and posted on the recruitment outfit's homepage. What's the moral of the story?

123educateme has found that if an employee spends more than an hour a workday on non-work tasks, it could cost their employer more than $6,200 a year. If that figure is expanded to account for the population of Australia, the amount of lost productivity could amount to a staggering $5 billion.

For thousands of corporations and businesses across Australia, it’s that time of year again. Managers are gearing up for a task which often provokes feelings of dread. Employees are preparing themselves for something frequently described as “loathsome”.

The term empowerment within the context of a business organisation is one that is much misunderstood and misdirected. What does it mean to ‘empower' your staff? What does an empowered team look like and how will it help the business achieve?

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