- Australians say employers favour men
Australian organisations are missing the mark when it comes to addressing gender imbalances in their workforces, according to new research.
- Gulf between pay rise expectations
A new survey has revealed that while 35% of employees expect their salary to rise by 6% or more in their next review, just 6% of employers intend on meeting that expectation.
- Effective onboarding needed for staff retention
Employers are failing to build an effective onboarding program into standard business processes, which means they are losing the perfect opportunity to instill their values and corporate culture, and are at risk of stifling employees’ excitement and enthusiasm, according to Kelly Services Australia.
- FWA finds unfair redundancies
Fair Work Australia (FWA) has ruled that several redundancy notices issued by a fashion company earlier this year cannot be considered ‘genuine redundancies’ because the company failed to adequately advise the affected employees of the plans prior to the notice.
- HR directors unsure of themselves at board level
New UK research which examined HR/executive level relationships has revealed that while 87% of HR leaders are now part of their company’s executive management committee, half reported not knowing what contribution their role makes to other functions and executives across the business.
- Job security: elusive luxury or necessity?
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has said that the rate of casual employment has doubled over the last 25 years, but other industry bodies have disputed the figure.