Younger managers shafted in salary stakes

Why am I paid so much less than my predecessor? This question will be asked many more times in the next few years as Australian business engages in an aggressive round of white-collar job deflation that does not even register a blip in wages statistics. You know what I mean: the company replaces an old manager on $150,000 with a hungry young one on $75,000. It’s the same job, workload and responsibility, and, if anything, the twenty-something is more motivated, [...]

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Management pay rises outpace workers

The gap between the pay of top chief executives and the staff they manage appears to be growing. In the latest Fairfax annual survey of pay rates at listed companies, the average pay of CEOs in 2012 was 26.4 times that of the average employee in the same companies. That's up from a multiple of 22.5 times in 2011. The survey covered 39 companies on the NZX50, of which 23 had consistent data available for the last three years. Investment [...]

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Being a manager can be good for your brain

New research shows that being a manager is good for the health of your brain. While many managers feel stressed and overworked - underneath it all their brain function has adapted to the demands of their role. According to research from the University of New South Wales, managing other people at work triggers structural changes in the brain, protecting its memory and learning centre well into old age. Researchers have identified a link between managerial experience in a person's working [...]

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Why do my staff hate me? – How managers can feel the love again

Introduction : Most managers are decent people, which makes it perplexing for them when they feel less than loving vibes emanating from their staff. How did it come to this? Where did it all go wrong? After all I have done for them -those ungrateful #$#$&! In this fast flowing one hour course we will go on a disturbing journey into mind of an employee and learn about the stuff they like and what really gets up their nose. This is perfect for [...]

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Leadership in the Workplace

Gain some inside knowledge to help avoid those nasty cases of career assassination and espionage.Introduction : The training landscape is littered with overpriced theory ridden training courses about leadership. HR Development and Training Ltd are committed to providing managers and supervisors with a deeper understanding about what leadership in the workplace actually means. Participants will learn about leadership styles and situational leadership. If that sounds like another load of theory I assure you that at least it is theory that has been [...]

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