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Louisa Weinstein
   

Finding our way through the uncomfortable truths – whistleblowing, bullying and harassment

When we encounter whistleblowing, bullying and harassment, we are confronted by the need to discuss the thorny issue of the “truth” and our perception of it. The investigation of and search for an objective truth is often driven by a need to establish right and wrong. This is followed, in some form or other, by the identification of a perpetrator and a victim, of a “crime” and punishment. This can cause us to be very cautious with our words and the truths we affiliate ourselves with. It can also cause us to oversimplify the issues, avoid the grey areas and curtail discussions that are difficult. This leads to a breakdown of trust and, with that, an unwillingness to be truthful for fear of unfair incrimination.

Article by 17 July 2019

James Tamm
   

Workplace Harassment: What does the future hold?

It is now nearly two years since the #MeToo movement gained global recognition, but barely a week goes by without a new study being released or a high-profile news story breaking about the issue of workplace harassment. Indeed, on 26 June, 'This Is Not Working’- an alliance of more than 20 trade unions, charities and women’s rights organisations – launched a petition calling for a new law to force employers to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces.

Article by 12 July 2019

Brett Hill
   

The risk of demographic generalisations and losing talent

With five generations in one workplace, regular changes to legislation and new company initiatives to implement, HR can be forgiven for potentially being seduced by the simplicity of generational demographics. Grouping employees by age, providing insight into the lives they are likely to have led to date and how it’s shaped their values and attitudes towards the workplace today, can create a useful snapshot into different demographics – helping to inform everything from individual employee communications to company-wide engagement schemes.

Article by 21 May 2019

Kirstin Furber
   

How is Human Resources Evolving?

So what does a modern, dynamic HR professional look like? How is this people function evolving? What should HR professionals/those hiring for HR roles be thinking about? And as a profession, how should we be developing our skills so we can keep a step ahead? Everything from our job titles to our way of thinking about business to evolving, but the key ingredient is approaching every aspect of our roles in an authentic way.

Article by 26 March 2019

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An Overview of the Employee Career Dynamics in the Digital Age

Professional careers have always had a tinge of uncertainty; however, the Digital Age has amplified it significantly with efficiency no longer being the mainstay of ‘human’ excellence as advanced automation and seamless autonomous functioning have steadily taken out the ‘committing of errors’ from the corporate equation.  Consequently, ‘excellence’ is being ‘commoditized’ with respect to job performance and the notion of being ‘relevant’ in the Digital world is gaining more traction.  More and more of the repetitive/physically demanding/minimally diverse jobs/roles/functions are being relegated to ‘smart’ machines while cerebrally-intensive skills, e.g., innovative thinking, astute strategizing, creative application, cohesive peer-to-peer engagement, etc., are being heralded as the ‘last bastion of ‘human relevance’ in the workplace.  Most of the respective impact is being felt by the mid-career professionals who are haunted by the notion of ’45 is the new 65’ as they brace for the groundbreaking technologies nullifying the need for large workforces.

Article by 5 March 2019