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  • Sickies cost $26.6 billion per annum by

    Australians take on average 8.62 days of sick leave/personal leave each year, costing the economy around $26.6 billion per annum, or $3,017 per employee, according to the 2008 Absence Management Survey by Direct Health Solutions

  • Working from home under watch by

    ELECTRONIC MONITORING is eliminating one of the biggest obstacles to working at home – employers’ fears that remote workers will slack off, according to recruitment firm Julia Ross

  • Engaged staff the right stuff by

    Success and continued growth in Novartis is attributable to two HR-driven factors: employee engagement and a warm, collaborative and participative work culture. Sarah O’Carroll speaks to Charlie Hough and Makarand Tare about winning HR strategies at Novartis

  • Western wisdom by

    Unwanted staff departures can dampen the spirit of the festive season. But that’s not the case for some smart West Australian business leaders – despite operating in Australia’s tightest labour market

  • Employees concerned about job security by

    A recent SEEK survey of more than 10,000 Australian employees found that 67 per cent are concerned about their current job or career in light of the global economic slowdown

  • Navigating the retrenchment road by

    A number of companies are retrenching staff in light of the economic downturn. Provided companies take a long-term, sustainable approach to workforce decisions, outplacement can play an important role in assisting organisations to downsize. Craig Donaldson reports

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