Author: Craig Donaldson

Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press RRP: $20.00 Mentoring has long been a traditional approach to career development for professionals. However, in Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett suggests that sponsorship is the new way to fast-track your career. The book introduces readers […]

Creative employee benefits can have a positive effect on the bottom line. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

What benefits impact an organisation’s bottom line?

Australian employers are becoming more creative and innovative with employee benefits in order to decrease staff turnover and increase employee morale; in a cost constrained environment and when the average amount of hours worked per week have increased. A recent report found that more companies have reported an increased number […]

5 steps to building an entrepreneurial culture

Big businesses could drive economic growth and help their employees adopt entrepreneurial behaviours that foster innovation and growth by encouraging a culture of “intrapreneurialism” The buzzword “intrapreneurs” was coined in the 1980s by management consultant Gifford Pinchot and is often used by organisations that recognise the need for new and […]

How to engage line managers in talent management

The most common area in which companies struggle to develop and manage their talent effectively is at the supervisor level, according to a global expert in talent management. In the past, supervisors were assessed on the assignments they gave to subordinates to stretch them and help them learn. “Now companies […]