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ANZ National: offshoring may damage reputation

According to the financial workers union, ANZ National has announced that it will cut 100 local jobs, offshoring 90 of the positions to India. The union also claimed that the bank turned its back on prior public commitments to provide all affected workers with alternative roles. ANZ National's decisions will ultimately damage its public image, while also hurting the team morale of its workers.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2009
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CommentWire

Australia: economy teetering on the brink of recession

Fresh on the heels of discouraging unemployment data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, several large Australian companies have announced job cuts. These cuts could prove costly for the general economy, as a high rate of employment and a relatively stable financial system were widely perceived to have shielded Australia from the worst ravages of the global economic crisis.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2009
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Barclays Wealth: recent resignations signal staff uncertainty

The departure of product specialist Amy McNally follows a spate of defections from Barclays Wealth in the last few months. As the market revives, rivals are able to lure away key staff, casting uncertainty over their work environment in the minds of its employees. This will complicate Barclays Wealth's ambitions to double the amount of client-facing staff in five years.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
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Higher education for software specialists

When you buy application software, services, or other technology from a vendor, or when you need to recruit skilled staff for senior roles, you may wonder what education is the relevant background for such positions. With skilled staff in seemingly perpetual short supply, what type of educational background is likely to inculcate the relevant skills? A new course may have some of the answers.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2007
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CommentWire

Starbucks: hoping store cuts will reinvigorate US business

Starbucks is continuing the reorganization of its US business by closing 600 underperforming stores and axing around 12,000 jobs. While this will provide a quick-fix solution to its current home business qualms, its plans to reignite the emotional attachment with consumers could have more long-term appeal in staving off the increasing threat from its fast food rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2008
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UK employees prefer home working

A study conducted in November 2007 by Affiniti, a communications integrator, and ICM Research, involving 1,000 workers across the UK, sought to identify the top employee issues in the workplace and the factors that will transform the way organizations operate. The survey found that remote working and environmental policies look set to move UK staff from the office into the home.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2007

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