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  • The importance of getting recruitment right by

    Some of the biggest and most constant challenges that plague organisations are people related. These challenges are not always obvious, but become more visible the higher you go up the management chain. Organisations usually put a raft of strategies in place to deal with the business symptoms of such people-related problems, and sometimes these wonderfully flawed strategies are created by the people who created the problems in the first place. Such strategies often leave HR out of the equation, and fail to address the cause of the problem – the wrong people in the wrong jobs

  • Hottest jobs for 2008 by

    Learning and development managers (in the $80–$160,000 bracket), tax accountants ($120–$140,000) and financial controllers ($150–$180,000) are among the top ten hottest jobs for 2008

  • Recruiters get poor marks by

    CORPORATE RECRUITERS are missing out on the chance to create a competitive advantage for their companies by failing to implement best practice, a report has found

  • Fast-tracking professional skills ignores key industries by

    THE TREASURER, Wayne Swan’s recent move to fast-track national recognition of professional skills has finally put the professional skills crisis on a national platform, but ignores certain industries in urgent need of professional accountants, according to an international recruitment firm

  • Making work family friendly by

    Setting up a workplace crèche is often thrown into the too hard basket due to issues such as risk, space, liability and capital. But with more than 300,000 women in the labour force having a baby every year, an increasing number of organisations are putting crèches in place to help retain an important segment of skilled employees. Sarah O’ Carroll reports

  • Employee surveys: it’s all in the follow-through by

    Online surveys solve the problems of cost, timeliness, anonymity, data collection and analysis – the biggest issues in employee surveys. Today’s major issue is follow-through. Teresa Russell talks with two companies that have effectively leveraged employee survey data to create positive business results

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