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Productivity & Performance Archives

Is this the end of the age of the nerd?

October 26, 2015 |

SMILE. Practice your small talk. Work on your handshake. Because jobs as we imagine them are over.

In the future we will all be working in services. The trend is extremely clear in a graph put out by the RBA … Read More

Social media and community managers: The people battling anti-halal trolls and online abuse

October 23, 2015 |

DEATH threats, sexual harassment, long hours and underwhelming pay.

While most people might think the life of a social media manager is as easy as sitting on Facebook all day, the reality is much less glamorous.

That’s … Read More

Economic importance of women in the workplace

October 22, 2015 |

Considerable strides have been in recent years toward gender equality in the Australian workplace, spurred not only by a societal conception of fairness, but also in recognition of the contribution of women to the bottom line of companies and the … Read More

Accountants, Architects and Salespeople have ‘future-proof’ jobs

October 21, 2015 |

DEMAND for certain skills is so high that some lucky professionals have “future-proof” careers.

According to recruiting experts Hays, architects, professional practice accountants and salespeople are some of the professions that can look forward to a long career.

Demand for … Read More

These 9 behaviours separate star employees from everyone else

October 19, 2015 |

There’s a somewhat scientific formula to standing out at work.

Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upwards of 50,000 360-degree evaluations conducted over five years on more than 4,000 individual employees.

They looked specifically at the leadership behaviours that … Read More

World Mental Health Day: Lifeline Stress Poll reveals work main cause

October 14, 2015 |

WORK is the number one cause of stress in Australia with three quarters of workers experiencing some level of stress on the job and one in four reporting high levels.

In the lead up to World Mental Health Day today, … Read More

Safe Work Month an opportunity to make workplaces safer, ACCI says

October 13, 2015 |

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry expressed support in the activities lined up for the National Safe Work Month celebrated every October of each year.

Kate Carnell AO, CEO of the Australian Chamber said the Safe Work Month is … Read More

Mental Health First Aid: Program grows from humble Canberra beginnings to train people worldwide

October 11, 2015 |

A first aid program for mental health, developed by a couple as they walked their dog in Canberra, has grown to provide training to more than 1 million people worldwide.

Since its inception in 2000, with a few classes … Read More

Managing across generations will deliver more productive workplaces

October 7, 2015 |

Generation Y workers are “more demanding”. Generation Z workers want “more flexibility, autonomy and recognition”. And both groups want to be “creative”. Should managers worry about these increasingly accepted trends in the multi-generational workforce?

The answer is yes, and lies … Read More

Employers lift their game on pay equity

October 6, 2015 |

A growing number of CEOs are taking action to understand and correct pay imbalances between women and men according to new data released today by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

The Agency’s 2015 report card on employer action on pay … Read More