- Employer confidence resurfaces but experts counsel caution
Despite increased optimism amongst Australian employers, output is declining in most business sectors and business investment is falling sharply.
- Indefinite freezes placed on new hires
Almost two thirds of HR managers have put hiring freezes in place as a key measure for managing through the economic downturn, recent research has found
- Change the only constant for employers
More than half of Australian employers anticipate they will need to restructure or reorganise their operations this year, according to a recent report
- Let’s redress the stress mess
Times are tough and as demands press on employees to balance tighter budgets and battle in more competitive workplaces, pressure also builds for HR departments to help ease their employees’ woes.
- Employer confidence hits record low
Many employers are nervous about making long-term strategic decisions in relation to hiring and talent management as a result of uncertainty around the global financial crisis, according to Mark Steyn, CEO of Hudson Australia/New Zealand
- Rebuilding after redundancies
As the economic downturn worsens, HR is faced with managing redundancies. In the last part of a three-part feature, Craig Donaldson looks at organisational rebuilding and how to boost employee morale and engagement in the wake of job losses