Being told your position is redundant is a difficult conversation for anyone. For many in senior executive roles, added to the personal disruption and uncertainty is the more visible and public nature of their departure. The way in which they leave the organisation is critical, for the executive themselves and for their employer. Executive [...]
In the give and take of the employee relationship economy, what do we hold on to and what do we let go of? RiseSmart uses the term ‘Employee Relationship Economy’ in response to the evolving concepts of how work is done, by whom, for how long and who’s in charge. The employer – employee [...]
The latest Randstad Workmonitor examines employer sentiment about working in age-diverse teams in a multi-generational workforce. What does multi-generational mean? In this case, 10-15 years difference in age between workers. The Workmonitor reports that age-diverse teams are innovative, resourceful and people prefer them. Why then at RiseSmart, are we so often asked to support organisations [...]
There are two big movements emerging in today’s increasingly disrupted world of work. One is the movement towards highly creative employer-employee models and relationships. The other is the movement towards purpose and meaning in the workplace. The Employee Relationship Economy - Creative Employment & The Boomerang Employee In RiseSmart's recent whitepaper on the Employee Relationship Economy [...]
What's a boomerang employee? Boomeranging. Frequent new beginnings. As an employee, the relationship with our employer is now very different. We don't necessarily expect a job for life. And when we leave a company, there's every chance we could return at some point. We may become a boomerang employee. Anecdotal evidence abounds. Personally, I have [...]
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day - #PressforProgress is one that’s close to our hearts at RiseSmart Australia and New Zealand. Working in career transition (outplacement, redeployment, mature age and executive transition), we collectively have an everyday commitment to press forward and progress gender parity. We break stereotypes just by being an organisation [...]
A beginning to beginning story Working in the career transition industry, we witness the best and worst approaches to managing transition. For some employees, their role ends badly. Poor communication, mixed and untimely messages, managers who are struggling with managing the news of redundancy or redeployment, and executives needing to lead change in uncertain times. [...]
This week's Twitter and news feeds in Australia are bursting with the news of highly respected journalist and TV presenter, Lisa Wilkinson's departure from her employer at Nine, reportedly over salary negotiations and her subsequent swift appointment by rival Network Ten. From what we do know, there are lessons here, particularly for women, about salary negotiation and gender pay equality.
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