Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Belgium - Learning environment at work

As the government tells us that we need to work harder for longer in order to pay for retirement, it is clear that we must be even more ready to adapt and change our skills and knowledge throughout our working lives.

Building a learning environment at work

Thursday, June 14, 2012

NL - The escape from the 'boring cage' of talent development

It is essential for organizations that want to 'survive' or even play a leading role in their niche to engage and fascinate the right employees.

The escape from the 'boring cage' of talent development

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

UK - Incentive Exercises Code

Advisa Centa is backing the Code of Practice published by the Industry Working Group on Incentive Exercises, with a view to improving and making more transparent the processes that surround Enhanced Transfer Value (ETV) exercises in the UK. Concerns about the potential for bad practice are widespread, but Advisa Centa believes that the new code marks an important step forward in protecting pension scheme members as their employers increasingly look to limit the degree of uncertainty in their pension liabilities. (News release)

Advisa Centa backs new code of practice on Incentive Exercises - but recommends illustration of risks should be mandatory

UK - Culture and Inequality

The term culture refers to the system of assumptions, beliefs and perspectives, many of them unconscious and taken for granted, which members of a group have in common.

There is often a lot of confusion and massive assumptions about what culture means. Some organisations talk about working towards being one culture, because they want to achieve consistency in customer care, leadership and management styles, and ensure all employees demonstrate behaviours, which are professional, considered, and do not wittingly or unwittingly discriminate.

Is There Inequality in the Workplace Because of a Lack of Understanding About Culture?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

NZ Employers confident on hiring

A survey of 650 New Zealand employers by Manpower shows that employment confidence is relatively high with 25% expecting to take on staff while only 9% are contemplating reducing payroll numbers.

NZ Employers confident on hiring

Offshoring from Australia to New Zealand

With an 18% drop in earnings forecast by Fairfax Media, the publishing group has confirmed that cost-cutting includes moving jobs from Australia to New Zealand.

Offshoring Australian editing jobs to New Zealand

Monday, June 11, 2012

UK - Leadership and Creativity

What kind of leadership roles do you have in your organization? Customer Services Director, Business Development Manager, Vice President of Sales? That's great, but how about Meaning Maker, Storyteller, Talent Scout, Innovation Seeker? How different would things be if job titles reflected what we wanted managers to do and be like rather than what they are responsible for?

Leaders - ten ways you can be more creative

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Australia - How HR Can Become Strategic

For many years, HR professionals have been trying to justify their right to a seat at the executive table. Executives rightfully have been scratching their heads trying to understand just exactly how HR drives business value.

How HR Can Become Strategic

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

USA - Male Leaders Judged More Harshly

Male leaders who make mistakes in what is perceived as a man's world are also judged more critically than a female leader.

Male Leaders Judged More Harshly

Monday, June 04, 2012

UK - Laughter at Work

Creating an environment where humour - and laughter - is viewed positively will create a place of enjoyment.

The Importance Of Not Being Ernest