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  • Facebook may beat personality tests for predicting job success by

    Researchers may have found a new and more accurate tool for HR to use in the pre-employment stage when trying to predict how a candidate would ‘fit’ – just check out Facebook.

  • “Make it easier to sack workers”: Vic Premier Baillieu by

    Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has called on the Fair Work Act review panel to make it easier for employers to sack under-performing workers, and the state government has backed their leader in his calls to reduce the scope for legal action by dismissed employees.

  • Report: Temp labour gives competitive edge by

    The demand for temporary workers has outpaced the demand for full timers, according to a new report presented in Sydney this morning.

  • 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.

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