- Dismissal intentions a legal minefield
A SURVEY has found that employers are increasingly changing their employment intentions in view of an impending recession, but lawyers warn: despite recession fears, staff dismissal should only occur once all other avenues of survival have been pursued.
- HR blamed for global financial crisis
The remuneration practices at large financial institutions played a large part in bringing about the global financial crisis, according to Colin Melbourne, director of change management consultants Astor Levin.
- Australian employees to be hit by GFC
Australian employees will no longer be shielded from the global financial crisis as national salary budgets are predicted to fall further during 2009.
- Employers unaware of legal obligations
Forty-seven per cent of employers are not aware of their obligations to notify Centrelink if they plan to make 15 or more employees redundant.
- Nature vs nurture hot talent topic
Leadership is a waste of time for those who don’t have the potential, according to Peter Zarris IGCP National Convenor and CEO of Opic Consulting.
- Mental health a huge issue – but not HR’s
Dealing with the mental health problems of employees is the responsibility of line managers rather than HR, according to Black Dog Institute executive director Professor Gordon Parker.