- Australians worried about their job
SIXTY-SEVEN PER CENT of jobseekers are concerned about their current job or career in light of the global economic slowdown.
- Australia’s employers of choice named at the Australian HR Awards 2008
Accenture, Teachers Credit Union, Sparke Helmore and Glen Eira City Council were named as Australia’s top employers of choice at the Australian HR Awards 2008
- Bright spots for HR jobseekers
CANDIDATES WITH strong HR generalist skills have become a hotspot of demand in the economic downturn, while remuneration and benefits professionals are in high demand as employers seek more imaginative salary packages to retain talent
- Opportunity before IR changes
ASSESSING EMPLOYMENT arrangements during the economic downturn will help ease the burden of change when the Federal Government’s new IR laws are introduced early in 2010, according to an employment law firm
- Employee advocacy role in doubt
DEBATE OVER over whether or not HR should take the role of employee advocate still exists among CEOs.
- Finance hit by outplacements
THERE HAS been a jump in the demand for outplacement services, as companies are seeking increasingly to cut costs in the face of a worsening economic downturn