- 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.
- College graduates less confident
U.S. COLLEGE graduates are less confident than last year’s that they will be able to find the jobs they want.
- Advancing Baby Boomer careers
BABY BOOMERS are leaving jobs because employers ignore their desire for career advancement and make assumptions about what older workers want, recent research has found
- Blurring the offshoring line
A LOOPHOLE, that allowed foreign workers to be paid as little as $4.20 an hour is “totally unacceptable,” according to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Evans.
- Globalisation driving recruitment change
GLOBALISATION WILL see the war for talent heat up over the next decade, and business will need to become more culturally aware to adapt to more people working across borders, recruiters were told at a recent RCSA conference