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Building a culture of trust is key to retaining talent

Posted on Apr 30, 2017

One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern. Everyone knows that people are mobile. About one-quarter of employees say that they will look for a new job in the next year. Some are chasing a higher salary, but nearly equally important is the desire for a better opportunity inside or outside their present company.

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KDK Bulletin 27 April 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

See KDK Bulletin 27 April 2017 for Robert Half on competitive salaries, Amazon Aussie retail shakeup from Nielsen Research, Govt pitches FTA with Hong Kong, and McKell Institute on getting benefit of natural gas boom. A matter of fact is by the Hall & Wilcox on what happens to social media accounts when you die. This week’s expert is Lynne Pezzullo from Deloitte.

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What happens to your social media accounts when you die?

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

As technology evolves, so does the way we store information and keep our most personal and cherished possessions. Has this ever left you pondering what happens to your social media accounts or digital assets when you pass away?

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Paying a competitive salary is important to keep top talent, Robert Half

Posted on Apr 23, 2017

Wages may be classed as an operating expense, but like any good investment staff salaries can deliver healthy returns. Your business may have a great product or service but the true strength of the firm lies with your people – and top talent deserves to be well remunerated.

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KDK Bulletin 20 April 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

See KDK Bulletin 20 April 2017 for McKinsey on appointing CEOs, Deloitte asks: Are we still the Lucky Country? New Bill fights crime and corruption, and RBA Global Economic Outlook 2017. A matter of fact is by the Owen Hodge Lawyers on Workplace injuries at home. This week’s expert is Giselle Roux from Escala Partners.

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What happens when you injure yourself while working from home?

Posted on Apr 19, 2017

As the notion of a workplace continues to change and evolve due to technology, remote services and flexible working arrangements, it is important to know what happens when you injure yourself while working whether you’re in a traditional workplace or not.

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Poorly performing companies are more likely to appoint external CEOs, McKinsey

Posted on Apr 18, 2017

When the time comes to appoint a new CEO, corporate boards face a difficult question: promote an executive from within or choose an outsider? We turned our own lens to this issue and found that the performance of outsiders and insiders differed significantly.

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Leadership is less about the ‘art’, Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2017

Posted on Apr 16, 2017

Leadership today is less about the “art” of leadership and more about the challenges leaders are facing. Above all, the dramatic transformation of business is driven largely by the switch to digital. Unfortunately, many CEOs do not understand the gravity of this issue.

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KDK Bulletin 13 April 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Apr 13, 2017

See KDK Bulletin 13 April 2017 for Deloitte on challenges of leadership, Melbourne Economic Forum paper on company tax cuts not in national interest, Turnbull makes industry pay for ASIC, and Minter Ellison on clean food in demand. A matter of opinion is by the Grattan Institute on drug price disclosure. This week’s expert is Vanessa Sirotic from Kelly & Partners.

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Grattan Institute on drug price disclosure and the PBS

Posted on Apr 13, 2017

On 1 April a series of new drugs were added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or PBS, and prices for some old drugs dropped. But the news could and should be so much better. The price drops are part of a regular “price disclosure” cycle where the government reduces prices it pays in line with discounts pharmaceutical manufacturers give to pharmacies.

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