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  • Trimming the ranks in banking and finance by

    The banking and finance sector is the hardest hit by the current global economic downturn. In this second part of a three-part series, Craig Donaldson speaks with experts who answer questions from HR professionals in banking and finance about the process of handling redundancies and outplacement with sensitivity and professionalism

  • Sickies cost $26.6 billion per annum by

    Australians take on average 8.62 days of sick leave/personal leave each year, costing the economy around $26.6 billion per annum, or $3,017 per employee, according to the 2008 Absence Management Survey by Direct Health Solutions

  • Working from home under watch by

    ELECTRONIC MONITORING is eliminating one of the biggest obstacles to working at home – employers’ fears that remote workers will slack off, according to recruitment firm Julia Ross

  • Engaged staff the right stuff by

    Success and continued growth in Novartis is attributable to two HR-driven factors: employee engagement and a warm, collaborative and participative work culture. Sarah O’Carroll speaks to Charlie Hough and Makarand Tare about winning HR strategies at Novartis

  • Western wisdom by

    Unwanted staff departures can dampen the spirit of the festive season. But that’s not the case for some smart West Australian business leaders – despite operating in Australia’s tightest labour market

  • Employees concerned about job security by

    A recent SEEK survey of more than 10,000 Australian employees found that 67 per cent are concerned about their current job or career in light of the global economic slowdown

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