At a recent seminar on the labour market in Christchurch, a leading HR consultancy claimed we are close to full employment. With a few exceptions apparently, work is there for those who are willing, available and fortunate enough to be in good health.
This job-rich environment, especially in sectors linked to earthquake recovery, prompts many employees to check out the grass on the other side of the fence. And with pro-active recruitment agencies and career websites like LinkedIn aggressively promoting new job opportunities, even the most loyal staff members might be tempted to consider fresh pastures.
Last week, Fortune Magazine released its 100 Best Companies to Work For list, that annual catalogue of corporate benevolence that includes paid sabbaticals, generous parental leave and cruises on the company yacht.
But while few work for such generous companies, anyone can invest in them. And according to a new report by Glassdoor, which produces its own list of the best places to work, we might beat the market if we do so.
Excuses like these create a culture of accusation where people are too busy placing blame to focus on the root cause of problems like missed deadlines, poor customer service, lack of teamwork, or subpar performance.This is particularly true for managers who do not hold people accountable consistently.
Without accountability, a team cannot effectively execute its strategy.
A Qatar Airways employee has been shamed by airline boss Rossen Dimitrov after he emailed a photo of her slumped on the floor, apparently drunk, to the entire workforce.
The photo shows a woman laid on the floor outside her staff accommodation, allegedly sleeping off a drinking session.
A man will have to fork out $2500 after sending disparaging texts to a former manager that called a co-worker a "sycophantic sociopath".
Robert Beentjes entered an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) agreement with his former employer Jacks Hardware at Timber Ltd, trading as Mitre 10 Mega Mosgiel and Dunedin, in September last year, part of that included a sum of money.
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