- HR struggles with the credibility gap
MANY CEOs still see HR as a hindrance, serving only to impose rules, regulations and bureaucracy on them, according to CEO of the RSPCA, Maria Mercurio.
- Employers cautious about IR changes
EMPLOYER GROUPS recently warned that the Australian Government’s process of creating new industrial awards to regulate workplace matters risks losing the confidence of the business community if labour cost increases and added regulation contained in recently released draft legislation are reflected in final outcomes
- HR recruitment: steady as she goes
Despite a general economic slowdown, the HR recruitment has remained relatively buoyant compared with other sectors. Craig Donaldson reports
- Money talks to HR professionals
SALARY IS the number one issue that would attract HR professionals to another employer, according to recent research conducted by Human Resources magazine
- Productivity goes up in smoke
THE ESTIMATED cost to employ a smoker is $5000 a year more than a non-smoker as a result of reduced productivity and increased absenteeism. Companies often overlook this fact because it is not a tangible cost that is visible on the bottom line, according to a quit-smoking expert.
- Salaries still on the rise
DESPITE A slowing economy, employers have not yet hit the panic button, with a recent report finding that national salary movements have increased to 5 per cent over the past 12 months, and are expected to continue rising at this pace over the coming year.