- 'Pause' button hit for deep staff and pay cuts
Australian and New Zealand companies are containing employment costs but have hit pause on making deep workforce or pay cuts for the rest of 2009 - instead, they're looking to 'trade-up' their workforce in these tough economic times, according to Mercer's latest Leading Through Unprecedented Times global survey.
- Human Capital magazine retraction
Human Capital Magazine would like to make a formal apology to culture and leadership consultancy, Human Synergistics International, for a significant error made in the cover story 'Aftermath: The cultural toll of redundancies' which featured in issue 7.5 (June/July) of the magazine.
- Avoiding recession blues is all about attitude
When you heard last week's news that Australia had defied international trends and avoided recession in the March quarter, what was your reaction? Productive Thinking expert, Ken Wall, noted that an individual's reaction to big news such as this can greatly affect productivity levels.
- Swine flu: Prevention is the best cure
An online training course designed to quickly and effectively help businesses, schools and other organisations deal with the swine flu outbreak has been developed by Australian company, Learning Innovations.
- Indefinite freezes placed on new hires
Almost two thirds of HR managers have put hiring freezes in place as a key measure for managing through the economic downturn, recent research has found
- Top tips for HR in the downturn
HR leaders can play a key role in facilitating the necessary mindset change and the actions that can guide their organisations through the recession, according to a Hewitt report