- Doona days or doctor's notes: how to solve the $26 billion sickie problem?
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have revealed ‘sickies’ cost the Australian economy more than $26 billion a year, and on any given work day 2.6% of workers are absent due to illness.
- Recruiting offshore may be “only viable option”
The latest skills index has revealed a severe undersupply of skilled labour in corporate services and engineering, and both require a ‘high level and immediate response’ by organisations.
- Economic anxiety paralysing Australian companies
New research has revealed that workers and managers at the coal face have both the skills and experience to innovate and navigate through change, but are seldom provided the opportunity to do so.
- 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.
- Customer-service employees: love ’em or lose ’em
The message from a major new report is that if you have staff involved in customer service you better get them engaged and trained up: the alternative could be loss of competitiveness, an increase in your staff turnover rate and even longer-term business failure.
- Finding skeletons in candidates’ cupboards: new social-media scanning tool launched
Ever wished you could trawl the entire web with a single click and find all those unsavoury bits of information on people that would preclude their suitability for a position? Or what about info that could give you a headstart in legal proceedings? The Irish designers of a new software tool to be released later this month say it can do just that.