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Leadership training often "too basic", not measured

Failing to measure the impact of training is one of 12 common mistakes employers make when spending money on leadership development, according to employee engagement expert, James Adonis.


Mature-age workers the "white knights" of the economic crisis

"Smart" employers are looking to mature-age workers to fill contract positions during the economic slowdown, to reap the benefits of their experience in challenging times, according to SageCo director, Alison Monroe.


Employers taking "wait-and-see" approach to hiring: Hudson

Employers appear to be taking a passive, "wait-and-see" approach to staffing, with hiring intentions at their lowest levels for eight years, according to the CEO of Hudson Australia/New Zealand, Mark Steyn.


Survive the downturn with a healthy, "virtual" workforce

For a "virtual" workforce to succeed, managers need new skills to lead their teams, provide flexibility and ensure consistent communication, according to Unisys Asia Pacific's Petra Buchanan.



Redundancy alternatives better in the long run: advisor

Making employees redundant should be considered as a cost-saving solution only after all other avenues have been explored, according to HR business advisor at The Clarity Group, Greg Smith.



HR among "loser" sectors for job demand

Only three employment sectors experienced a greater fall in job demand last year than human resources, according to the latest Olivier Job Index results.


Indigenous traineeship program boosting banks' talent development

Two of Australia's big four banks have found that an Indigenous school-based traineeship program is so effective in developing internal talent and expanding the skills of managers that they have committed to radically expanding the scheme.


Conflict resolution an essential management skill

Tension and conflict at work can reduce productivity and morale, so every employer should have guidelines to manage it. Kelly Services managing director, James Bowmer outlines a process HR managers can use to resolve workplace conflicts.



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