June 01, 2006 | 0 comments
Recent studies show that a balance between work and life is not a big concern for passionate employees. Managers should start thinking of other ways to attract and retain good staff, writes Deborah Tarrant When Campbell Sallabank recruits people to work on new careers website Linkme.com.au, he looks for drive, ambition and passion. "The great opportunity with a start-up is to create the culture you want from scratch," he says.
June 01, 2006 | 0 comments
When an organisation faces legal action, the greatest damages are often paid in the arena of public opinion. But there's a new breed of PR professional whose job is damage limitation. By Chris Sheedy
May 01, 2006 | 0 comments
Working long and hard means many executives easily forget the importance of good eating habits. Are you among those sabotaging your performance with a sub-optimum diet? Megan Gressor reports.
May 01, 2006 | 0 comments
Positive psychology has emerged as a key tool in the workplace. One of the founders of the field, Dr Martin Seligman, was recently in Australia to explain the concepts and the tools it offers. By Derek Parker
May 01, 2006 | 0 comments
Les Owen, Group Chief Executive, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings, speaks to Susan Heron about cultural change, management, leadership and the AXA experience. Q: When you arrived from the UK in 2000 you set ambitious and aggressive goals for AXA, which were known as K5. It has been generally agreed that you achieved the objectives set by K5. What do you attribute that success to?
May 01, 2006 | 0 comments
How can a manager keep an eye on staff without overstepping the mark? Cameron Cooper looks at the options and the impact on staff who feel that they are being spied upon. Video cameras in toilets, software monitoring staff email, and satellite tracking of workers' movements in vehicles: at first glance, it seems that Big Brother - the George Orwell version, not reality TV's - may be invading the workplace. What is the legal status, however, of workplace surveillance measures? And what are the rights of employers and staff?
April 01, 2006 | 0 comments
Corporate responsibility is much more than business throwing money at worthy causes, it's about environmental and social sustainability - and building customer trust. By Gillian Bullock For the past four years Westpac, in partnership with Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships, has been sending employees to Cape York in far north Queensland to provide the indigenous community there with the skills and knowledge they need to help improve their lifestyle.
April 01, 2006 | 0 comments
Two outstanding business leaders who rely on their diverse experience and religious faith to inspire their communities and organisations speak to Cameron Cooper Tim Costello CEO, World Vision Australia The sheer scale of World Vision Australia would be daunting enough for most chief executives: about 400 staff, an annual revenue of more than $360 million, and in excess of 365,000 children under sponsorships.
April 01, 2006 | 0 comments
Developing a powerful corporate culture is crucial for senior managers. How do you lead an organisation through change while plotting a course for the future? Derek Parker looks at two leaders who have, in different ways, tackled the issue... and won. Kerry Sanderson CEO, Fremantle Ports
April 01, 2006 | 0 comments
What could possibly go wrong whilst managing a franchise of a proven brand or service? Plenty. Chris Sheedy discovers that success is all about having the right attitude. Gary Harley would love to employ male aerobics instructors at his three Fernwood Women's Health Clubs in Victoria, but the franchisee is not able to do so as the franchisor's rules of compliance don't permit this. It's a small blip in an otherwise harmonious relationship between him and his franchisor, but Harley believes it's an example of one of the major issues facing franchisees.

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