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  • Recruiters key to ageing workforce by

    AN AGEING population will cause the overall participation rate of workers to drop by about 9 per cent over the next forty years unless efforts are made to address the issue, according to chief economist of BT Financial Group, Chris Caton

  • Salary demands set to rise in 2008 by

    The gap between pay increases and inflation is expected to remain fairly tight over the coming 12 months, which will place increasing pressure on organisations to think about labour sourcing decisions, according to a recent Mercer study

  • Bye Bye baby boomers by

    Many businesses are not prepared for the loss of experienced workers that will occur over the next decade, as more than 1 million baby boomers retire. Sarah O’ Carroll recently attended a forum where a number of experts discussed this issue and the importance of wisdom in the workforce

  • Maternity leave should be paid by

    NINETY-TWO PER CENT of workers believe women should be entitled to paid maternity leave

  • Keys to attracting graduates revealed by

    THE REPUTATION of a company is the single most important factor for graduates of 2008 when deciding which employer to join, according to the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE)

  • One third of employers struggle with retention by

    RETENTION IS a problem for almost one-third of Australian employers, recent research has found, and retention problems most commonly manifest into serious productivity problems, a decrease in company morale and damage to business relationships

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