- How much more employable are postgraduates?
Postgraduates, masters and MBAs are seldom a prerequisite when applying for a HR role; however those candidates who have these extra qualifications are at a definite advantage, say HR recruiters
- Lack of transparent reporting hinders return to work cases
Last year 28% of injured workers surveyed throughout Australia and New Zealand were not in paid employment six months after lodging a workers' compensation claim - yet a lack of transparent statistics is hampering efforts to track and report on this information
- Saving 'face'
Thinking about 'friending' your boss on Facebook? You may wish to reconsider. According to a US survey released by Robert Half, nearly half of all employers revealed they were uncomfortable being 'friended' by the staff they manage (48%) or their bosses (47%) on social networking site, Facebook.
- Leaders need to move from resignation to resilience
How do leaders create organisations that will emerge better than before the GFC? Leaders need to look beyond the tough times for opportunities in the current climate, keep an unwavering eye on their strategic objectives and use their values in decision making.
- Board recruitment based on gender and friends
Being the right gender and having the right friends makes it easier to get a position on a board, a recent study has revealed.
- Westpac human resources chief to retire
Westpac group executive for people, Ilana Atlas, has announced she will retire from the bank in December 2009. Atlas joined Westpac in 2000 as group secretary and general counsel and was appointed group executive, people & performance in 2003.