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  • High potential programs hinder women by

    Gender discrimination still prevails in organisations around the world, but is now largely behind closed doors and preventing female leaders reaching their executive potential

  • Internal change, productivity and people costs biggest concerns for employers by

    One in every five organisations plans to reduce staff numbers by the end of 2009, with employers citing their biggest challenges over the next 12 months as managing internal change (20 per cent), people and productivity (19 per cent) and controlling people costs (15 per cent)

  • HR fails to deliver on training expectations by

    Almost half of Australian employees believe their HR department has not helped them to achieve their employment goals

  • Businesses cannot afford to run for cover during redundancy storm by

    Growing numbers of Australian businesses are coming under threat because poor redundancy strategies have led to an increase in the poaching of organisations’ remaining pivotal talent, with headhunting of top talent particularly prevalent in the professional services, banking and finance, engineering and mining sectors

  • Swine flu is a reason to act, not panic by

    Companies should not overreact to the outbreak of H1N1 influenza (swine flu), but rather take it as a wake-up call and review and test their pandemic response plans, leading experts have advised

  • Companies’ cost-cutting plans slow in anticipation of economic upswing by

    US employers’ efforts to battle the recession through cost-cutting actions such as layoffs, hiring freezes and salary freezes may have finally peaked, according to research from global HR consulting firm Watson Wyatt

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