Talent Tidbits

  • State of public sector ICT market
    Intermedium list 2008’s major ICT events in the Australian Public sector. The main event being the government’s acceptance of the Gershon’s report which recommended a 50% cut in spending on IT contracting staff.
  • Australians love affair with Facebook continues
    Close to 4 million Australian use Facebook. Whether you sell a product or your employment brand, it is impossible to ignore a website frequented by so many Australians. What are the imperatives for talent acquisition?  
  • Awards System
    Some 4000 plus industrial awards exist in Australia. Efforts to modernise the awards system is leading to fears employers wage bills will increase by 20-30% in NSW.   
  • Industry sentiments
    The latest Mckinsey global survey paints a picture of doom; 44% of companies think they will reduce headcount in 2009. NSW businesses are however confident of increasing headcount in 2009. Meanwhile, Holden’s new car to generate 1200 jobs  
  • Staff layoffs in a downturn
    Think twice before laying off staff, Harvard Business School warns. Meanwhile, retail and finance sector registered the largest job cuts in Australia.  Watson Wyatt looks at the effects of the downturn on HR programs.  
  • Crystal ball gazing
    John Sumser’s 10 predictions for the recruitment industry
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