Employers are expecting to give pay rises that fall below HR's expectations. Meanwhile the top HR skills in demand include stakeholder communication, workforce planning, and talent acquisition, new reports from specialist recruitment companies show.
Increasing women's workforce participation by making childcare more affordable and making tax laws more attractive to overseas talent are among tonight's key Budget announcements aimed at creating more employment.
Beyond agile working, some employers are now setting themselves apart as "gymnastic", working smarter in three key ways. Meanwhile, as hiring demand escalates, salaries and rates are starting to inflate.
The Federal Government's new hiring incentives could potentially skew recruitment decisions against older workers, according to a workplace lawyer. Meanwhile others are sceptical that the big-spending Budget will effectively stimulate jobs growth.
The Federal Government rightly prioritised speed over perfection in rolling out pandemic business supports, but design flaws could "bite" in the coming months if they don't get urgent attention, according to a new thinktank report.