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The holiday season is a time when it's common to see random acts of kindness and breathtaking displays of humanity at its finest inspired by the season to be merry. Yet conversely, it is a time that we see increased levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness, hunger, domestic violence and mental illness. As a result of this, many Australians await the holidays with bated breath.
Recruiting and attracting a workforce has changed dramatically, especially in the last 18 months; it is no longer a simple case of “if you have a job, you will fill the position”. COVID has seen closed borders, stunted immigration, and a hesitancy of candidates re job movement. The Procurement and Logistic sector have been impacted like so many other sectors.
We’ve all heard the term, or even experienced a little dose of micro-management, you may have even been guilty of it yourself! It is easy to point the finger at a perceived micro-manager and label them as an aggressive, power-hungry monster. However, the psychology behind this behaviour is much more complex and can put even us ordinary folk at risk of micro-managing behaviour.
Would you believe that Australian businesses have some of the highest rates of employee attrition globally? The greatest flight risk is among workers under 30 years of age - 28% of them are looking to change jobs within their first year of employment and more than 50% are planning to exit within two years. In the over-30s demographic, merely 36% plan to change employers by the two year mark, a significant difference from the younger demographic.