Chandler Macleod recently appointed Chris Le Coic as the head of its soon-to-be launched HR recruitment specialist business arm. As executive general manager of HR recruitment, Le Coic will establish a national HR recruitment specialist business across the Chandler Macleod network. Le Coic founded HR Matters in 1994 and went on to establish other ventures in leadership development, employee relations and technical recruitment with partners. He sold the HR Matters business in 2004 to the SR Group, a UK recruitment firm. Stephen Cartwright, Chandler Macleod managing director, said Le Coic’s appointment was part of a wider strategic push to boost the company’s professional recruitment capability.
Older workers embrace new super rules
Older workers keen to work less while earning a similar salary will increasingly be approaching employers with proposals for flexible work, according to Tim Roche, regional practice leader for Right Management. Speaking at a breakfast in Melbourne, he said that the Federal Government’s Better Super regime, which took effect in July 2007, would see a growing number of older workers seeking to leverage the new rules to enhance their work-life balance, and employers must ensure they are geared up to meet these expectations, or risk losing these valued people altogether.
Australian companies weak on monitoring donations
Four out of five Australian businesses donate to charity as part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy, but only one in three connects branding to CSR policy, and one in five monitors global fair labour practices as part of doing business. A joint Society for Human Resource Management/Australian Human Resource Institute survey of HR practitioners also found that slightly more than half of Australian businesses (52 per cent) monitor the environmental impact of business decisions, while the main positive results of CSR were seen to be a stronger public image, improved employee morale, increased brand recognition and better employee loyalty.