The importance of pre-employment medicals

By Kylie Dowell Bound by industrial relations, equal employment opportunity and discrimination laws, local councils have as much of an interest in preemployment medical checks as any other sector. Some managers in local government understand the importance of preemployment medical checks but many consider them to be unnecessary red tape that presents a barrier to […]

ACT employers report decline in hiring intentions

By Angela Dorizas Employment confidence in the government sector has seen a decline in hiring intentions, according to a new report released today by recruitment firm Hudson. The Hudson Report surveyed 4182 employers from across Australia on their employment expectations. It found that 26 per cent of employers in the ACT were planning to increase […]

Public sector workforce on the move

By Angela Dorizas Government employers face increasing workforce liquidity and returning skills shortages, according to the latest research by a leading recruitment firm. Hudson conducted a survey of 605 government employers and 1690 employees as part of its annual 20:20 Series report. The 2010 report, Positioning for Growth, found that one-third of survey respondents were either actively or passively seeking a […]


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