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  • Staff churn up despite pay hikes by

    IN THE grip of a sustained national skills shortage, Australia’s large companies are footing the bill for ever-increasing pay hikes, with annual salaries rising by 4.6 per cent in the 2006–07 year, up from 4.4 per cent in the previous year and 4.0 per cent in 2003–04, according to a national salary survey

  • Aussie finance workers show no fear by

    AUSTRALIAN BANKING and finance employees are less afraid of losing their jobs compared to their global counterparts

  • HR to act on fairness test by

    COMPLIANCE WITH the Federal Government’s recently introduced fairness test will directly affect HR in the workplace agreement process, national law firms have said

  • HR concerns over ALP’s IR laws by

    WORKPLACE AGREEMENTS, union involvement and employment relationships should be key areas of concern for HR professionals in Labor’s proposed industrial relations policy, workplace lawyers have warned

  • Employers napping on ageing workforce by

    ONLY 17 per cent of employers in Australia have strategies in place to recruit older workers and only 29 per cent have implemented retention strategies to keep them participating in the workforce, a global study has found

  • Line managers drop L&D ball by

    Around two-fifths of UK companies say that their line managers are not very effective in supporting learning and development, despite three-quarters acknowledging that their line managers have taken on greater responsibility for learning and development activities over the past two years

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