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Leaders see redundancies as a last resort

Organisational leaders are favouring lateral thinking over redundancies and retrenchment in the face of challenging economic conditions, according to the latest findings from LMA’s Leadership, Employment and Direction (LEAD). Key findings from the November 2013 LEAD survey reveal only 25% of leaders and 33% of managers have reported layoffs in the last quarter. However, tightened belts and ...more

Productivity gains common to public and private sector

“Back office efficiencies” and economies of scale in purchasing arrangements are top of the list for proposed productivity gains in the Australian public service (APS), according to the State of the Service 2012-2013 report released by the Australian Public Service Commission last week. The report outlines the challenges facing the APS to meet the Federal ...more

Stretch your way to healthy employees

Every dollar spent on employee wellbeing will return $5.81, Exercise is Medicine Australia research has revealed. Chris Tzarimas, Exercise is Medicine Australia initiative CEO and Lifestyle Clinic director, told HRR the cost of health related absenteeism and presenteeism was $34.1bn. He said a workplace wellness program could increase productivity through a 25% drop in illness ...more