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  • Business cracks widen as corporate insolvencies rise by

    New statistics have revealed some 58% of small businesses and start-ups failed in 2011 and the gloomy outlook is affecting large firms as well – the rate of corporate insolvencies rose by more than 48% last year.

  • Top safety professionals say WHS harmonisation over emphasised by

    As corporate Australia, regulators and the government have struggled to agree on when and how all states will fully implement harmonised WHS laws, a new report has indicated that harmonisation is not the top-rated concern it was thought to be.

  • Twesumes and YouTubeumes: Is this really the future? by

    One wonders what kind of an impression a candidate could truly make in 140 characters, or if the career achievements of an applicant would really shine through in a (potentially cheesy) YouTube application – yet, this is the future, or so we’re told.

  • Communication disconnect: Employers and Mums returning to work by

    Organisations are increasingly recognising that paid parental leave alone isn’t enough to make returning parents feel supported and equipped to return to work – yet turnover of Mothers returning to work remains high.

  • Major players warn Fair Work allows “unreasonable demands” by

    Formal submissions to the Fair Work review from some of Australia’s biggest corporations have called for extensive amendments to the federal workplace laws amid growing concerns of industrial relations action and the power of unions.

  • Resources sector a salary yardstick by HCA

    For the first time in six years, the salary gap between the mining and resource sectors and other industry sectors has lessened according to new survey results.

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