Over the last few years, sessional academic staff (sometimes referred as casual academics) have become an increasingly significant proportion of the workforce in Australian universities. A recent study reported that sessional academics accounted for approximately 60% of the academic workforce in Australia.
One of the privileges we have at Voice Project is to help organisations track organisational improvements, and to celebrate with them when they succeed! Our Change Challenge Awards are designed to identify successful change and share the learnings with our clients and partners.
It seems obvious but it is worth reiterating - one of the chief benefits of 360 feedback is the ability to compare and contrast perceptions of our workplace behaviour from different quarters. This can reflect how we may behave differently when we are managing up, down or with our peers.
At the 2014 Aged and Community Services NSW and ACT State Awards for Excellence, Voice Project was privileged to present The Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution (RBFI) with the Award for Exceptional Human Resource Management. All of the finalists demonstrated strong support for staff training and development to improve quality of care, and to improve promotion and retention of staff.
In May 2014, Voice Project hosted another breakfast event, this time featuring winners of Voice Project's inaugural Change Challenge Awards! These awards recognise the achievement of measurable and meaningful change at work.
I was recently discussing leadership development with a client. She explained that they were trying to rebuild trust in a particular leadership team after their involvement in a 360 feedback process left them with “raw nerves” and was perceived to have damaged their performance as a team.
There is a small but attention-grabbing group of consultants pushing the position that "performance appraisals are dead". Such a claim may make an eye-catching headline, but it is dangerously misleading. Performance appraisals and performance management are here to stay.
For 25 years Sir Alex Ferguson was responsible for building one of the most recognisable brands, Manchester United. Are his leadership skills also vital for developing a highly engaged and performing organisation?
Recently Voice Project was engaged to deliver an employee engagement survey within an Australian university. The university had previously run their employee surveys internally but wanted to switch to Voice Project to take advantage of our extensive sector benchmarks.