Time to get past the carrot and the stick
The notion that if you pay people more, you’ll get more – more productivity, more engagement, more ROI – is being turned on its head by an increasingly large body of research confirming what some forward thinking leaders have been aware of ...
HR software market: The sleeping giant has awoken
In one of the biggest corporate deals to hit the business headlines this year, Oracle yesterday announced the acquisition of corporate recruiting software provider Taleo – but the takeover bid spells more than just an interesting market cha ...
Job market tightening, loosening, tightening...
New survey results have indicated an ‘overwhelming majority’ of chief financial officers (CFO) in Australia’s top-listed companies have no plans to increase staff numbers this year, and in fact expect employee numbers to drop.
Aussies expecting pay increase
New research has revealed a full two-thirds of Australian employees don’t believe their salary accurately reflects their performance – and they are expecting the situation to be rectified in the New Year.
HR in 2012: Forum warns employers to adapt or be left behind
A panel of industry experts in Sydney yesterday warned that Australia is entering the ‘new world of work’ and as yet, the challenges are not being met by the majority of organisations.
The workplace of 2021
Ten years from now the Australian workplace will be characterised by choice, excitement, flexibility, freedom and trust – or at least that’s the dream, according to a panel of leaders from top ICT companies.
The boomerang effect: Should you rehire?
Welcoming back former employees can be a smart move, and may be the answer to filling managerial positions during the tightening of the skills shortage, but only under the right circumstances.
Price on carbon to lead ‘Green Collar’ jobs boom
Yesterday the Labor government’s carbon tax was officially passed by the lower house, and already commentators are tipping the beginning of a new jobs boom; the so-called green collar workforce.
Ageist employers be warned!
Australia now has its very own Age Discrimination Commissioner, with the appointment of the Honourable Susan Ryan AO.
300 workers latest cutback casualties
More than 300 jobs are expected to be lost under plans by Telstra to relocate some services to India as well as other offshore locations.
The company is intending to outsource some 160 jobs to India, with another 146 contractor positions a ...