- Productivity goes up in smoke
THE ESTIMATED cost to employ a smoker is $5000 a year more than a non-smoker as a result of reduced productivity and increased absenteeism. Companies often overlook this fact because it is not a tangible cost that is visible on the bottom line, according to a quit-smoking expert.
- My Brilliant Career – Teresa Grove, GE Money Australia & New Zealand
Head of Industrial Relations, HR Compliance and Corporate Citizenship, GE Money Australia & New Zealand
- Experience versus qualifications
I came into an HR role with my current organisation about five years ago without any formal qualifications. While this has never been a problem in the past, I am now looking at other roles in HR and I fear this may become an issue.
- Graduate conference set for Sydney
Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) and the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) will be hosting the conference, Partnering for success: employers, universities and our graduate talent, in Sydney from the 9-12 November 2008
- Globalisation driving recruitment change
GLOBALISATION WILL see the war for talent heat up over the next decade, and business will need to become more culturally aware to adapt to more people working across borders, recruiters were told at a recent RCSA conference
- Employers in the executive firing line
SENIOR EXECUTIVES are becoming more assertive when it comes to challenging employment terminations, and courts are becoming increasingly willing to award them compensation.