- 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.
- Summer clerkship recruitment still a priority
In stark contrast to their UK counterparts, Australian firms are standing strong when it comes to their summer clerk recruitment programs.
- Individuality crushed in the workplace
Senior executives are compromising the productivity of their organisation by suppressing individuality and taking a highly conventional approach to leadership, recent research has revealed.
- Master social media or risk losing relevance
Recruiters who fail to get up to speed with new technology risk losing future talent to competitors – yet social media recruitment strategies remain foreign territory for many in the industry, Trevor Vas, founder of the Australasian Talent Conference, has warned.
- Female HR professionals close gender pay gap
Although the gender pay gap has narrowed slightly across the board compared with last year, with the most significant improvement being in HR, there still remains a long way to go with the gap remaining widest at high levels.