Hot topics

Does gamification improve the quality of your recruitment process?

04 Aug 2016  by   Megan O'Brien

Gamification has begun infiltrating recruitment efforts, as employers seek to attract the best talent to their organisation. Recently, organisations have started using the gamification approach to share information about roles and their organisation, as well as helping prospective candidates to make job-related choices during the recruitment process. However, has the need to impress candidates with innovative, forward-thinking and fun recruitment tactics begun impacting the quality and rigour of assessment methods?

Is self-managed superannuation right for you?

26 Jul 2016  by   Khai Phan

With self-managed superannuation growing in popularity, there are certainly advantages to this form of investment strategy. However, it may not be for everyone. We take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the self-managed option in this hot topic to help you determine whether it’s the right investment choice for you.

Building great teams: Lessons from China

22 Jul 2016  by   Dr. John Chan

What are the specific challenges facing organisations operating in China and what can they teach us about the factors businesses need to consider when seeking the right talent to help drive corporate business strategies?

The importance of estate planning: Is your Will up to date?

11 Jul 2016  by   Wendy Barnham

Estate planning is an important process to consider, and may provide you with the peace of mind that your financial and sentimental assets will be distributed in accordance with your wishes. This hot topic reviews the importance of estate planning and the key steps involved.

Finding high value candidates in high volume recruitment

06 Jul 2016  by   Megan O'Brien

With high volume recruitment campaigns often generating very large numbers of applicants, how do you efficiently and effectively pinpoint the high-potential candidates? Specialised assessment solutions utilising dedicated software can both manage high volume application processes and deliver insights to assess, identify and retain high quality candidates.

The impact of environmental, social and governance factors on superannuation

30 Jun 2016  by   Janice Sengupta

The growing trend towards incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in superannuation has raised a number of questions. Is investment performance compromised? And are fiduciary responsibility and social responsibility mutually exclusive? In this hot topic, we explore some of the key issues surrounding ESG considerations and investment strategies.

Understanding risk culture

28 Jun 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With increased industry focus on risk culture and improving standards, it’s critical that organisations understand risk culture and have a clear picture of how their underlying organisational culture, impacts their ability to operate consistently around risk.

So, you have high-potential employees, now what?

23 Jun 2016  by   Dr. John Chan

In Asia Pacific, 97% of organisations in Aon Hewitt’s Top Companies for Leaders® research reported investing significant resources in refining their ability to identify, develop and retain their high-potential employees. Yet for most of these organisations, the effort stops there without tangible outcomes. How can your business get the most value out of your high -potential employees?

Flexible work and superannuation

16 Jun 2016  by   Saffron Sweeney

Flexibility in the Australian workplace – including part-time work and broken service – is pleasingly on the increase. However, with this increasing flexibility, it is critical to look at the impact on superannuation balances and how this can impact the retirement plans of our working population. What is the true cost of flexible work and what plans can be implemented at all levels to ensure a comfortable retirement?

How can your people be your best value drivers?

14 Jun 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With people being a key contributor to an organisation’s value, are your HR strategies getting the most from your employees? This Hot Topic explores how focusing on value and implementing scientific and insight-led HR strategies can generate better outcomes for employees and shareholders.