Monthly Archives: September 2011

Staff retention


In a meeting yesterday with an aged care CEO and talking about the challenges of recruiting and retaining qualified nursing staff in the sector as remuneration levels begin to increase in response to labour shortages. In this instance there was … Continue reading

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Dismissal by txt message


I listened to an Australian news item a week or so back whereby a decision to dismiss an employee via sms was upheld as legally acceptable means of dismissal. Legally acceptable or otherwise I fail to see the logic in … Continue reading

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The tip of the Artifical Intelligence iceberg


As our populations age, opportunities are being identified for the use of technology in helping monitor or provide care for people in their latter years. Simple, technology such as mats to monitor when someone gets out of a bed or … Continue reading

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Heathcare reform in China


In 2009 the Chinese Government launched a plan to reform healthcare in China. Dubbed ‘Healthy China 2020’ the aim is to develop a universal national health system. In the past two years the Government has spent USA$132B on reform measures. … Continue reading

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Workers require more from leaders


Recent research released by Randstad in Australia http://bit.ly/nFz1cn provided some pointers to how people percieve the behaviours of those in leadership roles. Randstad’s 2011 World of Work report found nearly half of Australian employees (48%) rate the ability to motivate … Continue reading

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Workplace bullying claims at Dunedin City Council


A considerable amount of media space in the Otago Daily Times has been dedicated to this topic over recent weeks. The trouble is that media appear mainly concerned with the amount of money being spent on consultants than with the … Continue reading

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Just pass wind to find your way in the dark


This posting has nothing to do with management, it just interests me. An article in FastCompany http://bit.ly/pEZdD6 provides an insight into emerging technology for the use of water – both clean and dirty water. One of those technologies is the … Continue reading

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