‘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 […]

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 […]

Five minutes with…Michael Barry

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With a long standing agenda around the evolution of employer coordination in Australia, conducting research and managing a team of staff as the Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources is for WOW’s Associate Professor Michael Barry, often a tightrope balancing act. Having focussed on building the academic literature around the aforementioned […]

Professor makes HR Practitioner Hot List

Adrian Wilkinson
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Griffith Business School’s Professor Adrian Wilkinson continues to garner attention for his expertise in the fields of employment relations and human resources. The latest accolade comes from HC Magazine who have recognised Adrian in their seventh annual Hot List – a showcase of Australia’s “best and brightest” in HR. Adrian came to the attention of […]

Where lies the innovation in employment relations?

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Small, fast-growing firms are often considered incubators of innovation—but are they incubators of innovation in employment relations? That’s one of the questions driving a major Australian Research Council Discovery project underway across Australia. The project, headed by three WOW members, Professor David Peetz, Professor Adrian Wilkinson, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Keith Townsend, has used a mixed […]