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workplace of the future

What does the workplace of the future look like?

Workplaces of the future will be designed around individuals instead of institutions, and will operate like interconnected hubs, allowing people to select work spaces that suit their changing needs and wants. “We think that ideas will move between people, not institutions,” said Juliet Bourke, human capital partner at Deloitte. “In […]

Productivity human resoruces

Productivity: a missed opportunity for HR?

HR is missing a significant opportunity by not getting involved in the ownership of productivity-related drivers within organisations, according to a leading expert in workforce planning and analytics. “When we talk about workforce productivity, the interesting thing is HR people don’t really feel like that’s their job,” said Jeff Higgins, […]

skills and productivity

How to improve skills and boost productivity

While some firms undertake workforce planning and development in an effective and sophisticated way, there are many others which don’t, according to the head of Australia’s peak skills advisory body. “All of our forecasting shows that we will need more skills and higher level skills,” said Robin Shreeve, CEO of […]

Myopic organisations missing talent opportunities

A predisposition among Australian employers toward an ‘ideal worker’ profile puts organisations at risk of missing out on ‘quality’ local talents and opportunities to build loyalty, a diverse culture and boost productivity. A recent research report found that both employees and decision-makers believe that being male and perpetually available with […]