The downturn might be forcing organisations to contain costs, but employers that have seen it all before are continuing to invest in talent management and employee compensation, according to a new Mercer report.
Australia's work/work culture will create an "overload tsunami" and drive absenteeism through the roof unless its best "knowledge workers" are offered genuine flexibility, according to health and demography expert Dr Linda Duxbury.
In difficult economic times employers must ensure they balance shareholder concerns about executive pay with the need to attract and retain talent, says Yolande Foord, executive remuneration leader at Mercer Australia.
Employers that gather and accurately interpret workforce data before resorting to massive job cuts can avert unnecessary workplace upheaval and save big bucks in future recruitment costs, according to Qantas workforce analytics manager, Nathan Carbone.
Effective talent management involves thinking more than two years ahead, aligning talent strategies with the organisation's long-term goals, and holding executives to account, according to a new study from Hewitt and the Human Capital Institute.
Managing caregiving employees has never been so challenging, and policies that were considered "progressive" not long ago are now just "expected". Learn what now ranks as best practice and where your organisation can step up at this HR Daily webinar.