Latest articles and news
Three articles worthy of a look . . .
Lars Rasmussen, the Sydney based co-founder of Google maps has just left Google to join Facebook. Nothing new in that you might say. People leave organisations all the time. However, the reasons given by Rasmussen may suggest some important messages for managers in other ground-breaking companies. They also tend to mirror recent moves by similar creative people leaving other more traditional organisations.
Today people text more often than talk on the phone. For example in the US 88% of all teen phone calls are text messages (Pew Research Center 2010). In fact, this research showed that two thirds of teen texters say they are more likely to text their friends than talk to them by phone.
Since 2009, two of Australia’s biggest trade unions have been outsourcing one of their core business activities – member recruitment – to the private sector. The firm, Work Partners employing 90 recruiters, was paid $500 per new union member recruited. As a headline in The Australian newspaper put it, “Unions employ ultimate in outsourcing”
Are you about to be involved in a performance appraisal?
About the Author - The National Learning Institute
This article is brought to you by the National Learning Institute. We provide resources, support and community for new managers. For more information please contact us!
Subscribe to our site
OVER 45,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE!
Become a Member
Become a member and receive the benefitsMembership is free and gives you access to 5 premium management tools, quick answers to your management problems from Bob Selden and a subscription to our newsletter.
Register New Account
Featured Member: Meryl DavidWhat motivates me most now is to see others do a great job in communication and if I can help bring out the best of their communication abilities in the people I work with, my long years of delivering communication solutions for organisations have been well worth it.
Click here to read more about Meryl David