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  • Social media the next frontier by

    SOCIAL MEDIA has begun to improve companies’ ability to enhance employee communication, according to a global consulting firm

  • The power of weak ties (in recruiting) by

    In 2000, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point examined the phenomena that often causes products, ideas and behaviours to go from obscurity to ubiquity virtually overnight. Gladwell pointed to the “connectors” and “mavens” among us whose networking is as viral as a flu pandemic. Some of today’s new recruiting methods and tools aim to tap into this kind of power – the power of weak ties – for sourcing top candidates

  • How effective is your training? by

    A training needs analysis is the rock on which any L&D strategy should be built. However, learning and development has been known to spring up in organisations in the absence of any identified need. Teresa Russell speaks with two companies whose training needs analyses initiated positive, measurable organisational change

  • CEDA urges pension age rethink by

    Australia should gradually raise the pension age from 65 to 67, according to a report from national economic think-tank CEDA

  • Making the most of online recruitment by

    The internet is now a widely used element of recruiting, but getting effective results requires more than just placing a standard job advertisement on a popular site and hoping for the best. Angus Kidman looks at how to make online recruiting more effective and tactics that can help improve outcomes

  • Putting positive psychology to work by

    WHETHER IT is a report about a failing business, falling share prices or rising interest rates the focus is often on the negative. However, employers can benefit by using positive psychology in the workplace through the art of storytelling, according to a UK expert

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