Sunday, August 14, 2022

Why technology skills training and employee retention are closely linked

In 2022, the global workforce has been fraught with change, attrition, and reshuffling. Massive amounts of attrition has caused organisations, especially within the tech industry, to become locked in a fierce battle for talented workers. Because of this, developing strategies for retaining and attracting talent has been a key concern for many organisations.

Over two-thirds of business owners would use a freelancer, finds iwoca

A study by Europe’s SMB lender, iwoca, analysed some of the UK’s most popular job sites to identify the top freelance hiring trends across the UK. The study offers business owners the information needed in order to help them find and hire the very best freelance talent.

Egon Zehnder appoints curated ESG expert Rachael De Renzy Channer

Rachael De Renzy Channer has been appointed the Global Head of Sustainability of Egon Zehnder, the leadership advisory company. Based in London, De Renzy Channer has led the global Sustainability Practice Group at Egon Zehnder for the past three years, helping companies worldwide develop their cultures, teams, and leaders to be forces for good.

Awarding winning recruitment agency people2people launches in the UK

Trans-Tasman recruitment agency people2people Recruitment has announced the firm’s expansion into the UK. The multiple award-winning agency specialised in the white collar space will now service global companies and provide talent across ANZ and the UK.

Sidekicker gets $20m from SEEK Investments to further drive growth

Sidekicker, ANZ's temporary and casual staffing platform that is creating better outcomes for businesses and workers, has secured $20 million in funding from SEEK investments. The funding will be used to accelerate further expansion across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) as more businesses turn to Sidekicker for staffing support. The funding will also be used toward platform upgrades, providing improved ways for businesses and workers to interact.

Procore launches workforce solutions to give contractors better HR visibility

Procore Technologies, Inc., a provider of construction management software, announced the launch of a new solution, Procore Workforce Management, which features two key products — Field Productivity as well as, Workforce Planning, formerly known as LaborChart.

Tax time: How to invest in your people and yield returns for the year...

As we approach end of the financial year, Aussie businesses are setting up for success in the year ahead. But as discussions of budgets...

IWG opens five flexible workspaces in Australia to expand global footprint

IWG, the flexible office space provider, with brands including Spaces and Regus, announced five new centres across Australia to meet the growing demand for hybrid work solutions. Four new spaces have opened, with Spaces Collingwood in Melbourne, Spaces Jubilee Place and Spaces 80 Ann Street in Brisbane, and Spaces Parramatta Square in Sydney having launched earlier this year. The remaining centre will launch this month in North Sydney.

Five tips to turn your temporary home office into a permanent powerhouse

When we moved into our home offices at the start of the pandemic, most of us had a temporary approach to setting up our work spaces. We’ll be back in the office soon, we thought. Working at the kitchen counter would be fine in the interim, we supposed. The dining room table would be OK too. After all, the kids have been labouring over their homework there for years. The spare room, with its wooden chair, old PC and printer has been fine for short spells of paying bills, doing filing and Skyping with overseas relatives.

APAC has lower unemployment, more vacancies than before the pandemic

PRO Unlimited, an integrated workforce management (IWM) platform provider, released the results of its July 2022 APAC Labor Market Report. The analysis highlights the employment rebound in full swing throughout the region and its implications. Despite unemployment figures in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia dropping to or below pre-pandemic levels, these countries have seen vacancies increase by 83%, 127% and 111%, respectively.