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  • Rules of engagement by

    ASB Bank went from well-respected to world class in just a few years. This was due to a dedication to customer engagement coupled with employee engagement. Sarah O’Carroll speaks to Murray Beckman, chief manager corporate development, and John Barclay, head of human resources, to find out how they did it.

  • Where did the business partner model go wrong? by

    The business partner model was supposed to be the superhero solution, the HR silver bullet to give the profession the recognition it deserves … but it didn’t work out that way. Personnel Today’s Ross Bentley investigates

  • My brilliant career – Liz Ryan by

    Liz Ryan, human resources director, Maddocks

  • Ergon Energy: plugging the skills gap by

    Up until 2004 Ergon Energy was feeling the effects of the skills shortage in the energy industry. Over the past four years, however, they have introduced a number of initiatives which have eased the issue. Sarah O’ Carroll reports

  • Initiatives of employers of choice for women by

    The University of New South Wales provides a career advancement fund for women returning from maternity leave, which assists full-time and part-time female academics to re-establish their careers upon returning to the workforce

  • Online job adverts discriminatory by

    ONE-HUNDRED-AND-EIGHTY-EIGHT online job advertisements requested “young” candidates to apply, as opposed to just one ad which encouraged “mature-aged” candidates to apply, according to a recent study of online job ads

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