- Meaningful work: why we want more of it
WHILE PHILOSOPHERS have long wondered at the value of work beyond providing a living, the notion of “meaningful work” is a relatively new phenomenon that would have made little sense to our forebears of a couple of centuries ago
- Talent wars set to intensify
IF FINDING the right employees isn’t challenging enough, companies in the developed world are about to face a new challenge – recruiters from emerging markets
- Staff churn continues despite pay hikes
AUSTRALIA’S LARGE companies are under increased pressure from growing wage costs, with annual salaries rising by 4.7 per cent in the 2007/2008 year, up from 4.6 per cent in the previous year and 4.0 per cent in 2003/2004, a national salary survey has found
- Return of the expats
EXECUTIVE EXPATS in New York and London are returning home earlier than expected in the face of global financial market instability.
- Making the virtual office work
IN 2008, 41.4 million corporate employees globally will spend at least one day a week teleworking, but there is still resistance to this trend from those preferring face-to-face interaction, according to researcher Gartner
- ‘Fighting fires’ costing thousands
IT COSTS a company $7000 to $10,000 extra to hire an employee if no sufficient recruitment plan is in place.