Topic: Employees


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.

Making the most of Australia's ageing workforce

As older employees are continuing to work, Julianne Parkinson, CEO of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing, discusses the untapped opportunities in Australia's ageing population.

How boards can ensure their employees are being fairly paid

Recent scrutiny in the media means directors must ensure their organisations are paying workers their legal entitlements, or face the consequences.

New tougher laws for staff pay avoiders

New legislation is now in force that toughens penalties for company directors and officers who avoid paying employee entitlements during insolvencies or restructures.