Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Does your business attract and retain talent?

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Monday, May 28, 2012,

Fascinating stat no.1: Of over 700 major organisations studied as part of Bernsin & Associates 2010 study in Talent Management in the US* – only 7% had a ‘Strategic Talent Management Program’.

Fascinating stat no.2: Those 7% are generating more than twice the revenue per employee, 40% lower turnover rates, and 38% higher levels of employee engagement than their peers. (Ok, that’s actually 3 stats … but they’re so compelling I couldn’t resist).

Conclusion: Looking after your p...


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10 Tips to avoid an Unfair Dismissal claim

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,

Freyens and Oslington found that the average cost to an employer for settlement prior to hearing (not including payout) was $9780. Where the dispute escalated to a hearing, the same paper found the average cost to the employer was $11,661. These values highlight the truly costly nature of the process, especially when compared with Fair Work Australia statistics that suggest 58 per cent of successfully settled claims awarded employees with less than $4000.

Here are my top 10 tips for avoiding a...
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