‘We are very focussed on the muffins’: product trumps employment matters in franchises

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A 2012 report from The Franchise Council of Australia highlights around 700 000 people to be employed by franchises nationally. Interestingly though, only one third of franchisors employed human resources (HR) or industrial relations (IR) professionals, or provided access to such advice for franchisees; nor did they conduct internal audits into how franchisees executed employment […]

Indian multinationals and their human resource strategies

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WOW researchers Associate Professor Mohan Thite, Professor Adrian Wilkinson, and Aston University (UK) colleague, Professor Pawan Budhwar,  received the 3rd National Human Resources Development (NHRD) – Titan HR Showcase ‘Impactful HR [human resource] Research Award’ on the 20th September, 2014, in Bangalore, India. With funding from the Society for Human Resource Management, the team  developed and applied a […]

Hospital accreditation and HRM: a likely pair?

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In 2013, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported more than one quarter of a million full-time equivalent persons to be employed in Australia’s public hospitals. As the most resource-intensive element of the healthcare system (with about 62 per cent of recurrent expenditure), the sector is under constant pressure to implement organisational change […]

Handbook brings ER analysis fully up to date

Head and shoulders of Adrian Wilkinson, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University
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Among the many legacies of 2008’s Global Financial Crisis was a need to re-evaluate employment relations, and a timely analysis comes in the form of the Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations, put together by a team led  by Professor Adrian Wilkinson, Director of Griffith University’s Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing. “There has been a […]

New worker voice must be heard

Head and shoulders of Adrian Wilkson, with people sitting in background.
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The voice of the employee remains a key dynamic of any workplace, but how has its influence and appreciation changed with time? That question and most other queries on the expression of the views of the worker are addressed in a new book co-edited by Professor Adrian Wilkinson, Director of Griffith University’s Centre for Work, […]

Employer-employee relations: problems, performance and wellbeing

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A team of researchers from Griffith University, Georgia State University (US) and the University of Toronto (Canada) will spend the next three years digging deep in to the state of employer-employee relations in Australian enterprises, and the breadth and depth of the problems within them. One of 17 Australian Research Council Discovery Projects awarded Griffith University for […]