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  • Gillard berates Telstra tactics by

    TELSTRA’S DECISION to abandon negotiations with unions for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) have received a cold reception in Canberra, with Julia Gillard, Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, rejecting the company’s reasons for walking away from talks

  • The feedback payback by

    360-degree feedback is an established tool that assesses employee and managerial performance. Teresa Russell talks with two organisations that use different tools, in different ways, for different staff and with very different outcomes

  • Plugging into HR central by

    What’s best? A central HR function where all HR-related matters can be addressed by a group of experts? Or should companies do away with HR and make it the responsibility of line managers? Kate Gibbs looks at the pros and cons of centralised, decentralised and hybrid HR models

  • The outsource resource by

    HR teams in many organisations lack the full range of skills and/or resources required by the businesses they serve. Consultants and outsourced solutions can bridge these skills gaps. Teresa Russell speaks with two organisations that run lean and mean HR operations without creating a dependency on their consultants or outsourced providers

  • HR salaries tipped to rise by

    HR SALARIES are predicted to increase by between 4 and 7 per cent in the coming year, despite mounting pressure from a broader economic policy perspective to curb wages growth, according to Michael Page’s human resources salary survey for 2008/2009

  • Reduce the stress with ESS by

    Regardless of the reasons an organisation invests in an employee self-service system, the results following implementation are often the same.

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