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 […]
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HR executives and their finance counterparts believe a stronger partnership is in their future, especially when it comes to helping their organisations boost performance and improve their return on investment in people. The two functions agree on many people- and performance-related issues, but diverge in terms of how broadly and […]
Investing in flexible IT policies could save large companies up to $350,000, and small businesses $22,000, on hiring costs each year, according to research It found that flexible IT policies, such as allowing staff to bring their own devices to work, to work from home, and to use social media, […]
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 […]
Building a successful business in the competitive world of Silicon Valley is no easy feat. Craig Donaldson speaks with Tan Le about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur and how to overcome the HR challenges along the way When Tan Le set out to raise US$100,000 to fund […]