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Managing HR & IR Compliance Risks

Posted by Mathew French on 10 March 2020

Bullying, harassment, discrimination and injury all pose a significant risk to your organisation. And yet, you might be surprised to hear that many businesses don't have adequate HR and IR compliance training in place for their employees. Compliance training helps employees understand their rights and responsibilities as well as explaining relevant laws and regulations. Under the Australian regulatory framework, employers have a legal obligation to take all ‘reasonably practicable’ steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Tailored HR and IR compliance training is the most practical and effective way for your business to meet such obligations. In this week's HR Blog, we explore the importance of keeping compliance training up to date for your employees.

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Topics: HR compliance, HR and IR compliance training, Compliance training, Managing compliance risk


The 2020 Not For Profit People Conference

Posted by Mathew French on 11 February 2020

Every year, EthicalJobs hosts the Not For Profit People Conference in its home town of Melbourne; the biggest event of its kind in Australia. The conference provides an opportunity for NFPs, social enterprise and local councils to explore best practice in attracting, managing, training and retaining great employees. Now, more than ever, the mission of creating a more equitable, just and sustainable future is a critical success factor, not just for businesses, but for all of us. We've witnessed an increase in these types of businesses here at Subscribe-HR. In fact, an increasing proportion of our customers operate in the NFP, social enterprise or local council segments, and we recognise the importance of supporting these businesses. That's why we've signed on to support the Not For Profit People Conference again this year.

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Topics: Performance Management Software, Employee Onboarding Software, Digital transformation, Not-for-profit, NFP, Social enterprise, Local councils, Not for profit people, Not For Profit People Conference


HR Opportunities and HR Software Disruptions to Watch

Posted by Mathew French on 4 February 2020

Recently, IBM launched a significant study which looks at the real skills business leaders need most from their employees (and themselves) over the next three years, and the results may surprise you. The research, which surveyed 5800 executives across 50 countries, indicate that approximately 120 Million professionals in the USA need to be re-skilled to deal with AI and new digital business environments. Contrary to all the talk about the digital and technical economy, the biggest gaps in the workforce going forward are not 'digital skills,' but behavioural skills. In the context of the indicators illustrated by this IBM study, let's take a look at what HR professionals need to stay on top of in 2020 and beyond.

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Topics: HR technology, hr software, Cloud HR Software, HR technology disruptions, Skills gap, Soft skills, Behavioural skills, HR 2020, HR 2020 Report, Closing the Skills Gap, HR Systems Survey, Rise of the Humans


HR's Top Five Priorities for 2020 and Beyond

Posted by Mathew French on 28 January 2020

Every year at this time, HR software companies across the globe publish blogs about HR trends for the coming year (and beyond). Some blogs list up to 25 trends to keep your eye on, but who has time to stay on top of a list that long in this day and age? If you apply the 80/20 rule to a list that totals 25, you really only need to focus on 5 trends or priorities. And more importantly, you need to choose the top 5 things that matter most to your business. In our first HR Blog for 2020, we're going to explore Gartner's perspective on the top 5 priorities for HR leaders in 2020. These are derived from Gartner's 2020 Future of HR Survey, which polled HR leaders to assess their priorities and expected challenges in 2020 and beyond.

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Topics: HR Change Management, HR organisational design, Employee Engagement, hr leaders, Digital transformation, HR blog, Employee onboarding


Essential Strategies For Implementing Consistent, Regular Performance Feedback

Posted by Mathew French on 17 December 2019

As we've already discussed in the previous Blogs in this performance management series, transforming the performance management culture in any organisation can be a challenging undertaking. Especially if your performance management, appraisal and development systems do not support the overall business strategy of the business. You need to implement strategies and leverage HR technology to create business growth based on what your business wants to be, how it wants to be known and how work gets done. Brandon Hall Group's 2018 Research Report 'Effective Performance Management' outlines 5 essential strategies for transforming your culture through the integration of a regular and consistent performance management process, an ongoing development framework coupled with the power of Performance Management technology to facilitate these processes. In reviewing and analysing the research data gathered to produce the report, five key strategies emerged as the essential ingredients every organisation needs to develop and evolve a performance management framework that generates long-term business growth.

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Topics: performance management, Performance Management Software, Coaching for Performance, Managing performance, Performance development, Continuous performance management


From Performance Management to Performance Development

Posted by Mathew French on 3 December 2019

Most companies do not require managers to provide regular, ongoing performance coaching or feedback for their direct reports as part of their own objectives, goals or performance assessment. Instead, managers’ operational responsibilities (including budgeting, strategic planning and administrative requirements), make it difficult to prioritise human to human contact with the employees they manage. To succeed in today's business environment however, one of the few things you can be sure of is that THIS MUST CHANGE if organisations want to survive (let alone grow). If leaders want to begin re-engineering their performance management frameworks, managers must be given the resources, systems (that is Performance Management Software) and training they need to meet the new requirements for employee development and improved performance. Let's continue our exploration of why performance management still matters.

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Topics: performance management, Performance Management Software, Coaching for Performance, Managing performance, Performance development, Continuous performance management


Why Performance Management Still Matters

Posted by Mathew French on 19 November 2019

Apparently, many organisations still rely solely on an annual performance review. However, Gallup's 2018 report 'Re-Engineering Performance Management' makes it clear that workers are asking for something different. They want a coach, not a boss. They want clear expectations, accountability, a rich purpose, and most importantly, they want ongoing feedback and coaching. Because the future of work is being shaped by extraordinary changes in technology, globalisation and overwhelming information flow, how we work must also be reimagined. The process of managing performance in the workplace needs to inform, engage and inspire. The means for achieving this, according to Gallup (and many others) requires 're-engineering.' Because performance management is such a big topic, we'll explore what the future of managing performance might look like over the next few weeks and discuss how to implement such change in your organisation. First, let's look at why managing performance really does STILL matter.

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Topics: performance management, Performance Management Software, Coaching for Performance, Managing performance, Performance development, Continuous performance management, Performance appraisal


How Online Learning Can Enhance Training and Development Processes

Posted by Sophia Wichtowska, GO1 on 29 October 2019

Efficient training and development systems are crucial throughout an employee’s life-cycle. From onboarding to preparing for a new role, to ongoing performance management, HR teams need to have access to high-quality learning content to both retain and upskill staff.

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Topics: performance management, Employee Retention, Employee onboarding, eLearning, Online learning, Training and development


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