Topic: Employees


The talent gap

Australia will need hundreds of thousands more skilled workers than it has to drag the nation back to its economic feet following the pandemic. Directors and management need to rethink their approach ...

Staying power

Power has transitioned from organisations to people, from profit to mutual prosperity, from "me" to "we", notes global consultancy KornFerry.

Vaccines as a workplace issue

As Australia’s vaccine rollout proceeds, many employers are grappling with the question of whether they can launch vaccination policies in the workplace. Here we assess the picture, which is a grey ar...

The board’s role in preventing workplace sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is now recognised as an important governance issue. Organisations are considering the steps they must take to manage the risk and are shifting their focus from response to prevention...

Why staff wellness needs investment as part of a board risk strategy

The spotlight has been thrown onto the importance of staff mental health and wellbeing in a major way this year and board members need to get actively involved, develop strategies and obtain expert ad...

Why leaders must talk to staff on mental health

The year 2020, where many of us are feeling fragile, will go down in history as one of the most challenging for mental health at work and at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As insurance claims for...

3 tips to support employee wellbeing after coronavirus

Directors and senior executives should lead the discussion on the health and wellbeing of employees as businesses continue to return to their work environments.

Difficult employment decisions are one thing, communicating them well is another

In our current crisis, many leaders can’t promise job security, but they also don’t want to communicate that jobs may be at risk. How can company directors help manage this dynamic?

What would your board do if an employee took aim on social media?

Comcare v Bajeri raised issues of free speech following the publication of derogatory comments on social media. Here are four lessons for directors and CEOs, from senior lawyer Sarah Byrne.

How hiring for EQ could help change your organisational culture

Global chief of people at Aurecon, Liam Hayes, says people with high emotional intelligence (EQ), or soft skills, could be more beneficial to your organisation.
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