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Finders keepers: retaining employees and lowering costs

Retaining employees saves time, effort and money. A good employee experience or engagement program are crucial. Steve Bennetts is Senior Principal Consultant, Employee Experience, at software and management company Qualtrics. He said: “The cost of employee turnover can be massive. “Some estimates put it at up to 200 per cent …

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Coles to ‘optimise operations’ with SAP

Coles Group has chosen SAP to help transform its digital operations across procurement, human resources (HR) and its business processes. The supermarket says it’s implementing intelligent enterprise resource planning (ERP) with SAP S/4HANA, along with SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors. Its goal is “to gain new insights, streamline and automate …

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Kraft Heinz appoints Joanne Chin as Chief People Officer in Australia

Kraft Heinz, the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company, has appointed Joanne Chin as Chief People Officer in Australia. The company says Ms Chin joins its executive leadership team at a time of great expansion both “globally and locally”. It adds that it has grown in the past year, …

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Retail recruitment: hire great talent quickly and with ease

By Xref Sales Director Mike Brett. As Australians return to work and school, retailers are coming up for air from the chaos of the busy holiday period. In preparation for the year ahead, with Easter just around the corner and EOFY on the horizon, it is important that retailers reflect …

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PepsiCo awarded as top organisation to work for in Australia

PepsiCo Australia has won the prestigious award for Employer of Choice (>1000 Employees), at the annual Australian HR Awards last Friday evening. According to PepsiCo, the award recognises the best organisation to work for in Australia with 1,000 or more employees, and is judged on leadership, engagement, communication and employee …

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Westpac results positive for SMEs

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute SME Index results show business confidence rose by 3.2 per cent in the third quarter of the year. Westpac says the Index, which examines the economic health of Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) shifted above the 100-neutral mark for the first time in the year, …

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Small business employers settling for ‘OK’

The latest study by global recruitment specialists Michael Page reveals 50 per cent of surveyed SMEs said they settled for hiring someone who was ‘OK’ versus someone who was ‘fantastic’. Attrition also emerged as a major concern for SMEs, with 35 per cent of those surveyed saying a new hire …

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