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  • Mega-merger targets duplication by

    WESTPAC and St.George have agreed on merger terms, paving the way for the combined group to become Australia's biggest bank. However, while neither bank has reported any expected job losses, both organisations will look to reduce duplication of services as a result of their merge.

  • Corporate education programs need more planning by

    ORGANISATIONS ARE increasingly seeking ways to measure return on investment from their education and training expenditure, however, recent research has found that about only 60 per cent of organisations actually link their corporate education programs to specific corporate goals

  • The Asian equation by

    More Australian HR professionals than ever before are fast-tracking their careers on the Asian Express. Teresa Russell talks to Australian HR expatriates in Hong Kong, Singapore and India about their challenging work

  • Rules of engagement by

    ASB Bank went from well-respected to world class in just a few years. This was due to a dedication to customer engagement coupled with employee engagement. Sarah O’Carroll speaks to Murray Beckman, chief manager corporate development, and John Barclay, head of human resources, to find out how they did it.

  • Where did the business partner model go wrong? by

    The business partner model was supposed to be the superhero solution, the HR silver bullet to give the profession the recognition it deserves … but it didn’t work out that way. Personnel Today’s Ross Bentley investigates

  • My brilliant career – Liz Ryan by

    Liz Ryan, human resources director, Maddocks

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