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  • Frustrated with hiring managers by

    I am a HR manager who has an active role in the recruitment activities of our business. I find myself frustrated with the hiring managers who always want to hire someone who has done the exact same role before that we are looking to fill. They have unrealistic expectations and cannot see the need to hire someone who has room to grow into the role. How can I get them to see the need to hire on potential and move away from the ‘tick the box’ hiring mentality?

  • Corporate performance linked to employee enablement by

    COMPANIES SEEKING to improve their performance should focus more attention on their employees, giving them the tools, resources and autonomy they need to do their jobs well

  • All packaged up by

    Although salary packaging may not realise as big a tax saving as it once did, more employers than ever before are finding it an essential part of effective attraction and retention strategies. Teresa Russell looks at how organisations are leading the way in offering innovative packaging for employees

  • The full circle of HR by

    The need for HR to become more business-focused has been evident for a number of years now. As HR is gradually becoming more of a strategic function, the role of HR naturally changes in the business. Historically, HR has been more focused on employees as an administrative function

  • 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

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