Over the last two weeks we kicked off the first event in our luncheon series, where we gather a small number of HR professionals to discuss relevant and thought-provoking topics around the subject of outplacement. The events were held in Sydney and Melbourne, and were both booked out within days.
Outplacement services are often provided to assist employees who have been affected by redundancy in transitioning to their next career phase. However, Choice Career Services’ recent Outplacement Review found that many employers were failing to ensure that their outplacement programs delivered the right outcomes.
Recent well-publicised cases have highlighted the potentially damaging consequences of failing to educate employees on proper use of social media. But should HR’s obligation to educate and govern extend to employees’ personal social media accounts?
Redundancies are often a difficult yet necessary part of the organisational change cycle. However, when poorly planned, redundancies can have a devastating impact on both the employees impacted by redundancy, and the ones left behind.
In an article published in BRW on 19/11/12, Fiona Smith provides an interesting commentary on the impact of the ‘casualisation’ of the Australian workforce from both an economic and social perspective.
It highlights the arguments used by employer groups and unions both for and against the growing trend of casualisation.