Hot topics

Better start for new starters? Joiners and movers

15 Mar 2017  by   Jean Hanna

New starters are now being paid much more than their internally promoted peers. So much so that it would take eight years of outperformance for that internal high performer to close the pay gap. How can your organisation tackle this trend and retain your high potential employees? We deep dive into the data and the solution.

Engaging for performance

14 Feb 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

For many organisations it would be unheard of to only monitor financial and customer performance once a year. But with employee engagement also a strong contributor to overall organisational success, why wouldn’t we put the same focus on one of our most valuable assets – our people? Advances in technology provide new opportunities for organisations to enhance the way they engage their teams and help realise their full potential.

Empowering leaders to act

01 Feb 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With employee engagement often regarded as being the responsibility of HR, it’s common for leaders (and employees) to only focus on engagement once a year when the big annual engagement survey comes around. So how can leaders become empowered to learn, adapt and engage their people on a more regular basis?

Intra-fund advice: Superannuation gets personal

19 Jan 2017  by   Janice Sengupta

With a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding superannuation, it can be challenging for the average Australian to comprehend. So how do you ensure that your superannuation strategy will adequately support you in retirement? In this hot topic, we outline some key facts you should know about superannuation and show you tools to help make decisions easier.

It pays to be informed about debt

17 Jan 2017  by   Brian Rafton

When it comes to managing your personal debt, it pays to be informed. While financial jargon and seemingly complicated terms can make debt seem confusing and overwhelming, it’s important to arm yourself with information about what you are signing up to. In this hot topic we highlight some of the key facts that it helps to be informed about for the most common types of personal debt including mortgages, credit cards and car loans.

The delicate art and science of executive incentives

15 Dec 2016  by   Peter Ryan

When it comes to executive incentive plans, there are as many detractors as there are advocates. Even many of those who support the principle of incentivising executives find shortcomings in popular incentive plan arrangements. So how can organisations find the right way to motivate their executives, while aligning the incentives with shareholder interests?

New HR challenges for an evolving salesforce

30 Nov 2016  by   Jairus Ashworth

Today's rapidly evolving global and technological marketplace is disrupting traditional business models and changing the role of the salesforce. This can create new opportunities but also lead to challenges around how you organise, optimise and motivate your salesforce. What are these challenges and how do you ensure that your organisation keeps pace?

Using predictive analytics to guide action

23 Nov 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

Our behaviours and opinions are shaped by our own emotions and experiences, and as a result it can be challenging to translate these cognitive biases into meaningful employee insights and actions. Predictive analytics can support management to interpret qualitative and quantitative data points (and it doesn’t require a degree in advanced analytics).

Centrelink changes to the pension assets test

10 Nov 2016  by   Evelyn Khor

Significant changes to the assets test thresholds and taper rate for the Age Pension will come into effect from 1 January 2017. With these changes potentially increasing your pension entitlements – or even removing them all together – are you aware of how the changes will affect you and are you prepared for the impact to your financial situation?

Unlocking value with integrated analytics

03 Nov 2016  by   George Colvin

What if we could take seemingly disparate data sources from across the organisation – such as employee feedback, customer data and financial data – and use them to gain insights into employee engagement? By integrating analytics, organisations can unlock meaningful insights to help enhance the employee experience and improve performance.