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    SENIOR EXECUTIVES are becoming more assertive when it comes to challenging employment terminations, and courts are becoming increasingly willing to award them compensation.

  • HR Awards nominations - are you in? by

    THERE ARE only a few days left to get your nomination in for the Australian HR Awards 2008 - the country's leading event for recognition of benchmark HR practice - with nominations closing this coming Friday 5 September.

  • IR causes confusion in construction by

    Recent changes to industrial relations legislation is more of an interference than a help for some industries, according to Tony Noonan, group human resources manager, MacMahon Holdings.

  • Quick cash action sought from government by

    THE GOVERNMENT has plenty of money to plough into the current economic situation and should act quickly to avoid any severe damage, according to Bill Evans, chief economist of Westpac.

  • Managing in tough economic times by

    WITH CONCERNS about a global economic decline, organisational leaders and managers are facing tough questions and difficult choices: how deeply can you cut costs without creating unintended negative consequences? What about layoffs? How do you get workers energised despite looming economic threats? How do you discourage defensive internal politics?

  • HR’s boost for business in spotlight by

    A SMALL but growing number of companies are demonstrating the impact HR policies can have in meeting overall business goals, according to a recent US report

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