- In Brief - news
Brisbane home to best paid
- Hiring confidence improving
The outlook has brightened for the Singapore economy with news that more employers are expecting to return to the hiring table over the next three months, according to Manpower’s quarterly employment outlook survey
- HR outsourcing not an HR success
Many HR functions expect too much too quickly from outsourcing and are not getting involved in the decision-making process, so their objectives are neglected, experts have warned.
- Unaddressed sexual harassment costly
THE COUNTRY’S second-largest ever award for sexual harassment should provide a $466,000 wake-up call for Australian workplaces on the risks of sexual harassment.
- Unions poised to act
Employers should be equipped to deal with the Fair Work Act changes as unions are poised to intervene in workplaces at which their power has declined over the years under WorkChoices.
- Employer confidence resurfaces but experts counsel caution
Despite increased optimism amongst Australian employers, output is declining in most business sectors and business investment is falling sharply.