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  • 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

  • Sharp falls in hiring intentions by

    The level of planned hiring across Australia has fallen dramatically over the past year, according to a recent report

  • Flu threat warning to employers by

    Australian employers should take Swine Flu precautions immediately, but at the same time they have been urged not to over-react to the outbreak

  • Performance management audits reduce legal risks by

    In the current economic climate, businesses should conduct an audit of their performance management practices, particularly given continuing high numbers of unfair dismissal claims which suggest many employers are still getting it wrong when restructuring and managing workplaces, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers

  • Managers stressed out and distracted by downturn by

    Managers are more distracted as a result of the downturn, with stress levels increasing in the face of the tougher challenges and choices made around issues such as retrenchments and budget cuts

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