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Aust workplace laws too complex: Hays

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Recruitment firm says local labour laws are among world’s most arcane: report.

Peoplebank snapped up by Japanese giant

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Australia's largest IT and specialist recruiting firm, Peoplebank, has been acquired by Recruit Holdings for a reported price tag for more than $70 million.

New laws could aid foreign workers

Govt weighs scheme to allow skilled foreigners to enter for a year without 457 visa: report.

Programmed's opportunism puts Skilled offside

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The proposed merger between contract labour business Skilled and Programmed has strong business logic, but Skilled's initial response suggests it isn't too happy about the terms of the proposal.

Skilled Group in talks on merger

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Merger of workforce providers Programmed Group and Skilled could create listed company with $800m market cap.

Bringing politics to the boardroom

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Australia's corporate leaders have a lot to learn from politicians, who must deal with a greater number of issues and stakeholders.

The forgotten lever in Australia’s competitiveness agenda

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Real innovation won't happen unless business leaders are willing to tackle Australia's risk-averse corporate culture.

Company boards should embrace a gender agenda

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Corporate Australia is making progress in improving gender diversity on company boards, but it has a long way to go to match the public sector.

Accused Myer fraud faces music

Man accused of faking CV left Myer on first day to fetch 'proof' of job history, never returned.

Business wants workplace change

AHRI pressing for far-reaching changes to Fair Work Act amid govt inquiry.

Bain chooses banks for $3bn MYOB float

Bain Capital appoints banks to lead $3bn accounting software provider IPO: report.

Why happy workers pay off for firms

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Recent research suggests businesses may have a strong financial incentive to improve job satisfaction among their employees.

ASX boards less male but directors lacking 'skin in the game'

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Research finds proportion of female directors has risen slightly, also shows 1 in 10 non-executive directors do not own shares in company.

A bleak jobs picture that’s set to worsen

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The latest unemployment and workforce participation numbers underscore the tough economic conditions, and why the next rates move could well be down.

White-collar workers head to the cloud

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Cloud-based jobs marketplace Nvoi has officially launched in Australia ahead of a planned IPO.

Egging on female employees

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Facebook, Apple and others are offering female staff the chance to freeze their eggs to help them forge ahead with their careers. Is it the ultimate staff benefit, or something scary?

Govt to expand visa scheme, change 457 conditions

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Eligible investors can gain residency in 12 months under SIV changes, 457 conditions eased.

Why cash is king in the new employment landscape

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To survive, small businesses are avoiding penalty rates by making special staff agreements on hourly rates and cash payment. The young and old must play by the new rules, or they'll miss out.

CEO pay study shows we're a tolerant lot on inequality

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Surprisingly, Australians seem to be far more comfortable with unequal pay outcomes than most other nations.

NAB faces $4.3m harassment suit

A former state manager at JBWere is suing owner NAB amid claims of ongoing discrimination.

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