- Changes to the visitor visa regime – Employers beware
The Business eVisitor visa and Business ETA -- once described as businesses’ best friend when it came to bringing in an overseas national to undertake short term emergency work -- may now be business’s worst enemy, writes Martin Hildebrand.
- Are you ready for 457 visa changes?
From 1 July 2013 there will be changes to the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) program – are you ready?
- Breach visa conditions at your peril
It is already an offence for businesses to have illegal workers. New legislation allows the Department of Immigration to levy fines on a strict liability basis, without needing to show any intent, knowledge or recklessness by the business. Mark Webster outlines the repercussions for business.
- Competency of next gen leaders questioned
Leaders across Asia fear the emerging generation of business executives lack the experience and skills essential for effective leadership.
- Japan and New Zealand weakest job prospects
Employment prospects across parts of Asia improved in the fourth quarter of 2009, but remained weakest in Japan and New Zealand, according to a recent employment outlook survey by Manpower.
- Flexible skills more important than qualifications, say employers
Transferable or flexible skills are the key attributes job applicants should be demonstrating in the current economic climate, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the UK.