Welcome to the June 2013 newsletter. It’s been a busy year, a good indicator that things are picking up economically. Employers are recruiting new staff and are looking at what they need to do differently around their people to lift performance and productivity.
Judging from the requests for change management support I’ve been getting organisational change is still on the agenda. Leading and managing change requires new ways of thinking; to step outside of the ‘business as usual’ mentality to a well thought out and executed strategy that takes your people with you.
In this edition of Shin(e)-news
we look at the challenges employers face in hiring young people along with some tips around how to adapt your practices so they are more youth-friendly; we take a look at whether traditional pay and reward actually works; finally we give some guidance around things to think about around return to work strategies and support for employees with mental health problems. I’m surfacing the last one because the research shows that it remains a hidden workplace issue that does not get the air time in needs.
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Employers are from Mars, young people are from Venus
Recent research details the challenges that both young people and employers face in bringing on board young talent into the workforce. The research suggests a mismatch between employers and young people. Employers need to adapt their recruitment practices to better engage with young people. Young people, on the other hand, need to increase their employability skills and understanding of what is expected of them during the recruitment process. Read more
The puzzle of Motivation
Carrot and stick v. employment experience? Intrinsic or Extrinsic rewards? Which approach achieves bigger bang for buck? Traditional reward is extrinsically focused. It's about cause and effect. Achieve X and we'll pay you $$$, and if you're at the top of the pile mucho bucks! Works right? Apparantly not. Read on
Mental Health: Return to Work Guidelines
When employees return to work following depression, anxiety or a related mental health problem, they need support from their workplace. New guidelines are out which assist employers in how to support employees returning to work after experiencing common mental health issues. The guidelines consist of actions rated as important or essential by expert panels of consumers, employers and health professionals. Read more
Upskill your Staff
Giving and Receiving Feedback.
What’s your organisation like in addressing delicate issues and conflict situations? Is it more like ‘let sleeping dogs lie’? Unaddressed conflict can seriously impact on teams and individuals leading to reduced productivity, staff turnover, and bullying allegations. Nipping these issues in the bud early on in a respectful way results in improved professional and personal relationships, as well as improved individual and organisational performance. Our Giving and Receiving Feedback
workshop upskills your people to have those delicate conversations in a fair and respectful way. Find out more here
Got other training needs? check out the wide range of Skills Training Workshops we offer here.
Employers: seek HR's advice on employment matters
Workforce planning: Thinking outside of the box
How to manage women at work - the 1940's way
Other stuff we're reading or watching:
- shivers, was it really like this? Let me know.
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