Month: August 2020

The job market is governed by one constant—change. Sometimes that change can be anticipated, like seasonal recruitment cycles. Other times, it’s the result of unforeseen circumstances, such as the recent global health crisis and the corresponding economic downturn.  In many countries across the world, lockdown restrictions are slowly being relaxed and economies are beginning to
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​Due to the steps Australia took early in the pandemic, the country has seen success in keeping the coronavirus from spreading. The country has reported only 463 deaths and 24,236 confirmed cases as of Aug. 21, according to the World Health Organization. Starting on March 15, all travelers arriving in or returning to Australia were
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​With so much going on in society that impacts the workplace—the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter, the deaths of George Floyd and John Lewis, immigration challenges, and the political divisions leading up to a historic election—a critical leadership priority is heightening awareness and appreciation of our multicultural differences. Social unrest is difficult to watch on the news
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In 2003, I experienced an early version of HR business partnership. I worked for a major healthcare organization in South Florida which was quickly expanding its footprint and business. The traditional Human Resources structure that was one degree away from personnel administration could no longer support the organization. We created a new capability called “HR
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Performance management is a key HR activity for most businesses, but how it’s administered can vary greatly between organisations. Businesses managing performance via paper-based processes or spreadsheets, or standalone performance systems are missing out on the advantages of having performance as part of a wider HR system. Choosing a performance management system that is part
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​The new rules for managing a remote workforce, as well as their wellness and career development in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, were among the hot topics discussed by HR experts at the recent SHRM Edge conference in India that was held virtually. Here are some of the top tips from discussions at that
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​The coronavirus pandemic and the sudden shift to remote work complicates what was already a major challenge for HR: cultivating and managing an inclusive workplace. “An inclusive work environment doesn’t just happen, it requires sustained effort,” said Diana Ellsworth, a partner at McKinsey & Company based in Atlanta. “Stresses from COVID-19 and extended isolation are
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As the pandemic speeds up ideas about the future of work, one that is getting less attention than usual is blockchain. Widely known as the digital ledger used to track bitcoin transactions, blockchain has a range of uses for keeping information secure. For HR, this is as data rich of a moment as we’ve ever
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On May 25, the world watched in horror as George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on video. The public response was swift and emotional. And our society hasn’t been the same since that ugly incident came to light.  A universal soul-searching began as it became painfully clear that racism is still part
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​In March 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission released an extensive report on sexual harassment in the workplace in Australia, with 55 distinct recommendations on how the situation can be improved. The inquiry received input from 460 groups and victims, and found that in the last five years, one in three Australian employees have experienced
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​In today’s global economy, executives are increasingly called upon to navigate the opportunities and challenges of conducting business around the world. Far too often, however, international executives ignore or are unaware of the impact that cross-border employment may have on their compensation, benefits and personal liability. Below are some common employment issues for executives to
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