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  • HR directors under the downturn gun by

    A wide array of cost-reduction measures have been adopted by companies in response to the downturn, with the three most common measures being reduced use of contractors/consultants, hiring freezes and headcount reductions, a recent report has found

  • How to keep employees engaged and productive in a downturn by

    Ensuring that employees are engaged is crucial to keeping workplace morale and productivity high as the economic downturn continues, a recent report has found

  • 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

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