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    THE WORKPLACE Ombudsman has fined a number of companies and launched investigations into others following allegations that employees are being forced onto Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) ahead of new laws expected to be tabled next month in Federal Parliament that will ban AWAs

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    FOR MOST executives, big career changes come about as a result of realising that a different kind of work would make them personally happier, however, such career changes often bring about conflicts between their professional and personal lives

  • Development and retention top priorities by

    FORTY-FOUR PER CENT of employers have said that staff development and retention is their top priority for 2008, a national study has found

  • Aussie bankers optimistic about 2008 by

    FIFTY PER CENT of Australian bankers expect to receive higher bonuses than last year, and only 8 per cent expect their bonuses to be lower than the bumper payouts of 2006

  • Cornerstones of good HR by

    EXECUTIVES ARE beginning to appreciate the importance of a more deliberate approach to the management of people and talent, according to a recent Economist Intelligence Unit paper

  • Tackling mining skills shortages by

    IN ORDER to address skills shortages plaguing the mining industry, companies must reduce their demand on skilled professionals through better use of technology and automation, and increase their supply of talent through a stronger focus on workforce planning and development, according to the Mining Industry Skills Centre

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