- Employment market: Light at the end of the tunnel?
Australian employers are being urged not to rush into further workforce cuts in response to the economic downturn, despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics June Labour Force results revealing unemployment has risen 0.1% to 5.8%.
- A hard line in ’09
Cutting costs and focusing on leadership are some of the survival tactics advised for companies entering a year when nobody is sure what will happen. Sarah O’Carroll reports
- Cup team on winning track
Victoria Racing Club stages one of the most well-known racing events in the world – The Emirates Melbourne Cup. Sarah O’Carroll speaks to CEO, Dale Monteith and general manger HR, Donna Price about the challenges and opportunities within an internationally growing Club
- Quick cash action sought from government
THE GOVERNMENT has plenty of money to plough into the current economic situation and should act quickly to avoid any severe damage, according to Bill Evans, chief economist of Westpac.
- Mega-merger targets duplication
WESTPAC and St.George have agreed on merger terms, paving the way for the combined group to become Australia's biggest bank. However, while neither bank has reported any expected job losses, both organisations will look to reduce duplication of services as a result of their merge.
- The Asian equation
More Australian HR professionals than ever before are fast-tracking their careers on the Asian Express. Teresa Russell talks to Australian HR expatriates in Hong Kong, Singapore and India about their challenging work