The increasingly global employment market will underpin an Australian brain drain if HR doesn’t put in place appropriate retention and engagement strategies, a recruitment expert has predicted. Randstad Australia’s HR manager Jane Bartrum told HRR the September data from the Randstad Workmonitor revealed a number of concerning employment trends.
Managers with an ‘open and trusting’ approach are more likely to retain staff in an increasingly buoyant Australian economy, according to the latest Leadership Management Australasia study. ‘Trustworthiness and openness’ jumped from seventh to number one on the top-10 characteristics of a good manager in the leadership, employment and direction (LEAD) survey.
White-collar professionals will be asking their employers for pay rises in 2011 as labour market stability, positive business sentiment and more jobs on the market boost their confidence, warns a new Michael Page employee intentions report. It will place upwards pressure on salary levels and test the effectiveness of employers’ retention strategies in the first ...more
On Oct 28, 2008, then PM Kevin Rudd and Fortescue Metals Group CEO Andrew Forrest’s launched the Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) committing to create 50,000 new jobs for Indigenous Australians within two years. Research by the Aust National University to mark that anniversary has found the goal was always “impossibly ambitious” and as few as ...more
On press day, Drake Int’l’s latest research showed improving retention of skilled employees was the most important people challenge facing employers in a growing economy. The other highest priority people management strategies employers identified were: finding and developing effective leaders (87.1 %); effectively managing culture and change (80.5%); increasing training and development (80.2%); and increasing ...more
Unemployment has increased to 5.8%, but companies are “increasingly positive” about staffing levels in 2010, says Drake Int’l head Matthew Tukaki. “Many are now at, or below, the minimum staffing level required to function effectively,” he said.