Having a recruitment plan ready to implement when the economy turns will prepare your organisation for the recovery and reduce the likelihood of further cuts to your department, according to Dr John Sullivan.
With nearly four in five employees believing they will receive a pay rise in the next 12 months - and more than a third also expecting a bonus - employers must be open and realistic about remuneration this year, says Randstad CEO Debra Loveridge.
Managers looking to implement alternative working arrangements in a bid to avoid sacking staff throughout the GFC are at risk of exposing themselves to litigation if they fail to adequately consult, a workplace lawyer warns.
More than half of employees in the Australian finance profession have had to take on extra tasks after staff cuts, but employers are failing to put in place countering work/life balance initiatives, a survey has found.
"New entrant" airlines investing heavily in employee development and resisting the urge to "slash and burn" their workforce during economic slumps are outperforming the industry giants, says a new book on the flight trade.