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  • Employers sidestep consultation in alternative working arrangements by

    With an increasing number of businesses considering the option of implementing varied working arrangements for employees in the current economic downturn, they must consider the importance of seeking consent from staff in order to avoid breach of contract claims, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers

  • Effective communication vital in tough times by

    Communicating effectively with employees during times of uncertainty is vital, according to Christine Deputy, Starbuck’s vice-president for partner resources, Asia Pacific and Greater China

  • Change the only constant for employers by

    More than half of Australian employers anticipate they will need to restructure or reorganise their operations this year, according to a recent report

  • Gunning for talent - poachers on the prowl by HCA

    Growing numbers of Australian businesses are coming under threat because poor redundancy strategies have led to an increase in the poaching of organisations' remaining pivotal talent. Headhunting of top talent is particularly prevalent in professional services, banking & finance, engineering and mining.

  • Redeployment favoured over cuts by

    Redeploying staff instead of making redundancies can leave a company better equipped to respond to changing economic conditions according to Trevor Vas, executive director of HCMS (Human Capital Management Solutions)

  • Payroll tax deterring employment by

    Payroll tax is crippling small business and is a big deterrent to hiring more staff, according to Trevor Markham, managing director of EIrecruit

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