- Minimum wage decision deemed a necessary evil
The decision by the Australian Fair Pay Commission not to increase the minimum wage has been met with mixed reactions over the past week and appears to have been seen by some as a necessary evil to protect jobs.
- Manage the matrix
Leaders who can manage horizontally and across functions are typical of the world’s most admired companies.
- Lessons from Great Depression
Innovation, early cost-cutting and investment in R&D are three common strategies of companies which emerged strongly from the Great Depression and from which companies can learn today.
- Dispute skills needs met by new course
HR PROFESSIONALS may soon have access to a host of new skills after the University of NSW launched an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) masters program for both lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
- Green shoots in the Australian market – but caution urged
Whispers of an economic recovery are creeping into the media but experts are urging caution over premature optimism. Sarah O’Carroll reports
- The impact of this Great Recession on the US workforce
It would appear that even in the best-case scenario, many workers will jump ship as soon as the job market rebounds – particularly in organisations that suspend good talent management practices during the recession, writes Allan Schweyer