Hot topics

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.

Is personal insurance part of your financial plan?

02 Nov 2016  by   Samantha Mitchell

While many Australians insure their physical assets, personal insurance covering aspects such as life, income, disability and trauma are often overlooked. Such protection can provide a level of comfort and security for you and your loved ones, should an unexpected event occur. However, with many Australians neglecting to consider personal insurance – or purchasing inadequate levels of cover – should personal insurance be part of your financial plan?

Continuous listening

27 Oct 2016  by   Lisa Ortu

In today’s fast-moving business environment, it’s likely that the annual engagement survey may not provide full visibility of employee sentiment throughout the year and throughout the employee lifecycle. By implementing a continuous listening approach, organisations are empowered to identify key insights and proactively intervene in a more timely and relevant manner.

A full view of the people experience across the talent lifecycle

19 Oct 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With the big annual engagement survey typically providing a gauge of employee engagement at a set point in time, what if you could get a clearer view of employee sentiment throughout their tenure – instead of just once a year? By monitoring throughout the talent lifecycle, organisations can effectively benchmark engagement and proactively intervene when necessary, contributing to greater employee engagement and performance.

Mental health in the workplace – marking World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2016  by   Fiona Norris

At Aon Hewitt, we are passionate about mental health. Whether it impacts individuals, communities or workplaces, it is a focus for both our organisation and our charitable contributions. We are proud to partner with Black Dog Institute on community-based programs, as well as workplace education to support this important issue.

Optimising community sector Board performance in strategic planning

05 Oct 2016  by   Jennifer Dean

Community sector Boards should be able to steer their organisations into the future. By adopting better practices and focusing on continuous improvement, their organisations – and the individuals who benefit from their services – will continue to flourish. Our 2016 Governance Evaluator report into community sector benchmarking highlighted some of these important insights to drive better Board performance in strategic planning.

The future of engagement

28 Sep 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

Advances in technology are providing organisations with unprecedented access to data and insights. With the ongoing digitisation of the work experience, can technology be employed to monitor and analyse employee engagement? This hot topic looks at how technology and data can be harnessed to approach employee engagement in a new way, allowing organisations to improve insights, engagement and overall performance.