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Budget 2014: Funding cuts could create a bigger workload for HR

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HC Online | 20 May 2014, 11:04 AM Agree 0
The decision to cut funding for a service that helps to prepare young people for the workforce could have a flow-on effect in creating more work for HR.
  • Kathy York | 20 May 2014, 12:16 PM Agree 0
    As a service provider we accommodate well over 100+ students with the opportunity for workplacement in our kitchen and front of house area. If the funding for our local partnership brokerage who brilliantly coordinate placements for Yr 11 & 12 students from local high schools is removed we will loose future Hospitality workers of the future. This will apply across all streams as students & schools will not know of the partnerships that the brokers were aligned with, businesses will not have the time to individually assess student requests therefore ceasing to offer the opportunities to our youth.
  • Rubia | 24 May 2014, 09:03 AM Agree 0
    Getting real life experience early is important: We look out for graduates who have regularly worked during school holidays in progressively meaningful jobs at competitive rates that businesses can afford. This is the best way of easing into the workforce, as it also develops those relationships with employers that ensure school leavers have a job waiting for them when they need it. I have practised this for many years overseas, including employing uni students to cover for sales force members during their annual leave. It has given us and the students the opportunity to check each other out and form relationships that have lead to many very successful
    careers and highly reduced recruiting cost, HR time and business risk. No government money required at all.
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