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  • 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

  • Strong demand continues for HR by

    CONTINUED HIGH demand for skilled HR professionals has prompted both permanent and temporary HR salaries to increase by an average of 15 per cent across the country in 2007, and the prospects for HR candidates continue to look good into 2008

  • Leading from the front by

    Although most organisations now recognise the urgent need to develop new leaders to fill their talent pipelines, many don’t know where to start. Teresa Russell speaks with GE and Toyota about the process and how they go about developing their leaders

  • Metrics and measuring up HR by

    It is impossible to have a strategically-driven HR function unless you have a good handle on your human capital metrics. Teresa Russell investigates world’s best practice and speaks to an expert who says the only HR metrics that are important have dollar signs in front of them

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