- Health, education and engineering sectors set to suffer
Health, education and engineering are the three major employment sectors to be hit by skills shortages over the next 10 to 15 years, according to a new skills index.
- Workers question wages
Wages, working conditions and entitlement enquiries were the main reasons people called the Fair Work Infoline for assistance throughout the 2010/11 financial year.
- Thorough contingency plans needed for GFC2
Simply trying to “just survive” during the economic downturn is not going to cut it during 2012, and a leading business turnaround consultant has warned businesses must take the uncertain conditions as an opportunity to stand out from the competition.
- Maximise benefits of conflict resolution
A recent study has revealed that 98% of HR leaders are charged with handling conflict at work, and business environments with heightened instances of conflict experience greater turnover, increased sick leave and absenteeism, unproductive use of valuable time and increased legal costs.
- New era of team building needed
While HR continues to invest in team building exercises, a new study has shown that many programs miss the mark when it comes to improving engagement, workplace relationships, communication and motivation.
- Trust can’t be bought back
If ever the importance of workplace trust was in doubt, the damage done to the Qantas brand during its most recent industrial dispute has solidified its place on the HR radar.