TODAY'S HR NEWS - 3 FEBRUARY

Posted on 3 February 2015

Flexibility improves productivity but causes "loneliness", study finds

Researchers have found that working from home is highly beneficial for both employers and employees.

A study conducted at Stanford University investigated the effects of working from home on over 250 workers at China's largest travel agency.

Read full article at HRM Online

 

6 Things Wise Leaders Do To Engage Their Employees

An article in the New York Daily News reports that nearly 70% of U.S. employees are miserable at work.   According to the story, research conducted by the Gallup Poll suggests that the majority of American's dislike or feel disengaged on the job. Needless to say, this is disturbing news. It's also an indicator that leaders are having trouble finding ways to stimulate engagement with today's employees a workforce that is much more diverse and younger than ever before.

Read full article at Forbes

 

You're late! But does it even matter?

The growing desire for flexibility means the importance of punctuality is slipping but should you still reprimand your workers if they turn up a little late? Here, two HR pros weigh in.

"What you want from your employees is commitment, not compliance," says HRD Bob Lane. "I think a far more enlightened approach is to create a culture and environment where people want to be there."

Read full article at HRM Online

 

NZDF ordered to pay full $116,400 redundancy after contract error

An error in a New Zealand Defence Force finance director's employment contract has led to him getting $73,000 more than he should in his redundancy payout.

Michael Beauchamp was employed as NZDF financial controller and later as finance director for eight and a half years, but was made redundant in April 2012 after the finance section was restructured.

Read full article at Stuff

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