By Matt Drinan
Now in its 50th year, the AIM National Salary Survey (large companies edition) is based on the responses of 458 companies throughout Australia, covering over 300 job roles.
Offering a definitive reflection of the salaries, pay movements, forecasts, HR policies and trends of Australian companies, the 2014 edition revealed some interesting findings:
The skills gap is closing
According to the recently released findings, the skills gap in Australia appears to be closing. The Survey revealed that less than half of large companies (42.9%) reporte
By Dr Malcolm Johnson FAIM
I was at an industry conference recently, listening to a speaker regale the audience about how to manage Generation Y, as if something was wrong with them. Used respectfully, humour can be a wonderful way of connecting people to the message. Unfortunately, humour can take on a scornful, derisive edge that some people find entertaining; at least for those who are not the butt of the humour. Blind to who was in the audience, the speaker mocked Generation Y for over an hour, seemingly oblivious to members of Generation Y who were not laughing. The caricatures and gratuitous opinions served to di
Efforts to improve the productivity and performance of Australian organisations are being stymied by inefficient and under skilled middle managers according to the findings of a major research survey released today.
The Australian Institute of Management survey, ‘Middle Managers – Evaluating Australia’s Biggest Management Resource’ was conducted in conjunction with Monash University and involved 1,898 business people ranging from CEOs and business owners to middle managers and aspiring managers.
There are around half a million middle managers in Australia (Australian Institute of Management estimate based on ATO data that shows 1.2 million Australians list their occupation as ‘manager’).
“Middle managers make or break an organisation. They are the ‘bridge’ in organisations that connect the g