We trust you had an enjoyable festive period and reflected positively on the year just gone. To the year ahead it would seem as if things are gradually building up a head of steam and that we might be in for another wild ride, if not this year, then next.
At the beginning of the year we turn our attention forward and ask “what next?” Before that though, the end of the previous year is a great time to firstly “take stock” of what worked and what didn’t in the year just gone, mend any broken bridges, make any corrections and use those to refine your goals for the year ahead.
... and re-engaging in the war for top talent
Our regular readers will know we often quote articles by Steve Simpson from the Cultural Intelligence Newsletter. Steve is an international speaker; consultant and author.
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This article comes from a source we have quoted previously, that being Steve Simpson of Keystone Management Service. In Keystone's "Cultural Intelligence" newsletter Steve writes great practical and succinct stuff free of management speak.
Before we begin this edition of "MPi News", it is appropriate to reflect on what a wild ride the resources industry in Australia has experienced in just 18 months. From the massive fear and failures resulting from the GFC, more recently uncertainty around the on again/off again ETS, the on again/off again RSPT and then the news that so many terrific smart people were lost in one tragic accident in Africa.
As the resources industry returns to a more balanced employment market, it is important that as a leader or manager you invest more time and money into strategies to retain your talent.
Let’s face it - the past 18 months were different. Prior to that time, the resources sector was experiencing a severe people shortage which was encouraging high employer engagement as companies tried to find smarter and more innovative ways to retain the staff they did have.