Tag: flexible working

How flexibility can boost waning engagement

Engagement efforts by Australian workers have dropped to their lowest in 12 months, with only one in five employees willing to go above and beyond for their employers, according to a recent research report. The past 12 months have seen Australians working longer hours, under increased pressure achieve business results […]

Are you prepared for new flexible working rights?

Employees are able to request flexible working conditions under new laws which also place specific obligations on employers, writes Shana Schreier-Joffe Increasingly, courts, tribunals and the government are recognising that the notion of an individual working eight or more hours a day for their employer, with little or no say […]

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 […]

How to boost performance through technology

HR functions need to keep up-to-speed with mobility strategies to help workforces become more productive and competitive, as advances in technology change the way organisations operate and communicate. Mobility strategies are fast becoming an area which can help enable businesses to improve competitive edges in cost-efficiency and boost productivity, according […]

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4 proven policies to boost retention rates

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, […]