Feature Article

Thriving leadership: supporting the wellbeing of employees

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Over recent years wellbeing has attracted increasing attention and investment. This has been driven by several factors including societal attention on mental health and the growing understanding that organisations have a duty to improve health and wellbeing, not just mitigate risks.

 

Simultaneously, trends such as an increasingly global and competitive market, ageing population and rapidly changing technology, provide great opportunities to the way we work, but also significant threats to our wellbeing.

The Current Approach to Leadership Development is Failing Australia: Special Event Series

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We are pleased to offer a series of events on the future of Leadership Development in Australia. Our research shows the current approach lacks connection to strategy with too much emphasis on the executive level.

It’s time to stop measuring employee engagement

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You know it’s that time of the year when all of a sudden HR and Managers start reminding you of the cool stuff they did this year. The great parties, the awesome rewards, that new training program… It’s engagement survey time.

Every year since 2013 we have spent upwards of $1.5bn on measuring engagement. Every year it’s the same merry-go-round. And where has it got us? Well, brace yourself – because it’s not pretty. Engagement scores are flat or meekly rising, but the increased performance that should correlate with a rise, isn’t there. By one measure, last year was the greatest rise globally, but the researcher has no idea why this is. According to a massive global benchmarker of engagement (don’t get me started on benchmarking) after measuring millions of people a year for over a decade, the best thing we can all do is measure engagement more often.