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Employee Performance Management – a Manufacturing sector perspective


Employee Performance Management - Manufacturing

The traditional level at which performance management concepts are used in organisations is the individual level. Individual performance management is the organisational level with the longest history, as it mirrors the evolution of organizational complexity . A recent Aberdeen Group Report, released in September 2010, provides more insight into the characteristics of the employee performance management practices in manufacturing organizations.

2010 Trends for workers compensation claim frequency


Compensation claim frequency

A research brief released recently by the USA based National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. (NCCI) indicates that the workers compensation claim frequency declined with 4% in 2009, compared to 3,4% in 2008. However, the data also reveals that though claim frequency is down, indemnity and medical severity continue to rise, outpacing the wage inflation.

Gender diversity policy – an Australian banking industry perspective


Gender diversity Banking

According to a recent article published in several high rated Australian newspapers, „ the days of the bank boardrooms being the domain solely of suits and ties could soon be at an end” (Johnston and Bibby, 2010). This comes as a result of several banks such as Westpac and Commonwealth Bank who announced new policies to dramatically boost the number of women in management roles.

Gender diversity – global trends and the influence on organizational performance


Gender diversity

Over the last decade or so, there has been an increased focus and debate on gender diversity of top executives and managers of corporations. This was caused mainly by the low proportion of women reaching top positions (Grant Thornton, 2009), despite the proved positive effect of gender diversity on organizational performance (Smith et al, 2005).

Davis Cup playoff – a “real KPI” test for the Australian tennis squad


Davis Cup KPIs

Tennis has become in the last decades an increasingly popular and competitive game throughout the world, mostly because of the increased media coverage and large  money prizes that are nowadays in stake. In a recent article published in The Sydney Morning Herald announcing the upcoming Davis Cup playoffs, it is acknowledged that there has been an explosion of nations with talented players and that the tennis competitions have become much tougher than it was 20 years ago.


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