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  • Skills shortage looms for services and manufacturing by

    Employers in the manufacturing, construction and services sectors are concerned about a possible skills shortage as the economy kick-starts a return to growth, according to new research.

  • Employers pump $10bn extra into super funds by

    Australian employers are contributing an extra $10 billion a year into the superannuation accounts of employees, on top of the legally required 9 per cent Superannuation Guarantee (SG).

  • Recruitment on the rise in finance and law by

    Recruitment levels in professional services and finance firms are showing signs of recovery while some industries continue to suffer in the wake of the economic downturn, according to new employment figures.

  • Repay low paid workers say Unions by

    Employees on minimum wage deserve a $27 a week pay rise after unfairly shouldering the burden of the economic downturn, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).

  • Pay inconsistency costing companies thousands by

    Inconsistency when adhering to pay principles has a dramatic impact on corporate costs and staff retention risks, according to new research published by global HR consultancy Mercer.

  • Employers hit by return to work laws by

    Employers will have to be better equipped to handle staff returning to work from illness and provide better income protection, following a review of Victoria’s workers’ compensation system.

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