- Talent mobility and job creation
To bridge the mismatch between the skills people possess and those demanded by business, organisations need to embrace talent mobility strategies. Rob Bebbington outlines what needs to be done.
- Making a redundancy? Redeployment might be better
Against a shaky economic backdrop, redundancies are never too far from HR’s agenda. But when faced with the need to dissolve a role, HR must ensure the focus is on redeployment and retention wherever possible.
- Increase in promotions without pay rise
A new report has indicated that many senior HR directors are handing out promotions but not offering a salary increase to match – and it’s putting retention of top performers at risk.
- Talent management key to business success in 2012
With economic uncertainty continuing to affect budgets for promotions and recruitment in 2012, employers must capitalise on the performance potential of existing employees to drive results, writes Stephanie Christopher.
- Workers stay put, but not out of loyalty
Australian employees are staying in their current jobs in what’s become the lowest level of mobility seen in the past year and a half – but employers are warned it’s largely due to low confidence, not high engagement.
- Mature-age workers bowing out early
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have shown that while the unemployment rate has been maintained at 5.3%, labour force participation has decreased by 0.3% – more people are simply giving up or bowing out of the labour market.