IT Management > Human resources

Optus swings axe on 350 more jobs

01 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has announced plans to cut around 350 back-office jobs, in the latest example of Australian telcos' focus on improving efficiency in preparation for an NBN world.

Big drop in Queensland government ICT staff

30 April, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

Queensland public sector ICT staff numbers have fallen by almost 25 per cent in less than two years, with further shake-ups likely to come.

Google, Apple settle conspiracy lawsuit for "a pittance"

29 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe will together pay just US$324m to settle a class-action lawsuit over bilateral agreements not to poach each other's staff, avoiding potential damages of up to US$9 billion.

Mozilla CEO resigns after gay marriage outrage

07 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Can tech CEOs hold political opinions that run counter to their organisation's mission statement? The case of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich suggests that the answer could be 'no'.

Microsoft reshuffles top executives

03 April, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft has made new leadership appointments to its Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft Devices and Xbox groups.

Hiring expectations returning with business confidence

01 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With Australian companies feeling more confident in their growth prospects for 2014, the percentage of businesses planning to increase headcount is also growing, a survey shows.

Aussie ICT contractors more in demand than ICT staff

26 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian companies are now more likely to hire ICT contractors than permanent ICT staff, with demand for ICT contractors stronger than in any other profession, a survey suggests.

Symantec abruptly fires CEO

25 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

One analyst feels that Symantec's decision to fire CEO Steve Bennett - the face of the company's turnaround efforts - is a "major black eye".

Telstra's Sensis to cut 800 Australian jobs

20 February, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Telstra's advertising and directories arm, Sensis, revealed this week that it will chop 800 jobs around Australia, sparking fiery responses from the unions.

Australian IT salaries to grow 2.3% in 2014

17 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IT recruitment is expected to increase overall in Australia in 2014 according to a Robert Walters report, with significant variation expected between the jobs markets of different states.

Telemarketers up for back pay after Ombudsman action

10 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Call centre operators Telco Services Australia and Trimatic Contract Services have agreed to reclassify their workers as employees and pay back pay to settle legal action from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Microsoft reveals new CEO amid board reshuffle

06 February, 2014

Microsoft's board of directors has appointed Satya Nadella as its new CEO and member of the board of directors effective immediately, while also announcing a slight reshuffle of its board.

Vodafone names new CEO

30 January, 2014

Vodafone Romania CEO Inaki Berroeta will replace Bill Morrow as the CEO of Vodafone Australia, commencing March 2014.

Australian ICT employers expect tougher 2014

30 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian ICT employers are bracing for what they expect will be more challenging market conditions this year, with workers increasingly feeling the pressure.

Social networking the new self-therapy

23 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Frequent use of social networking is subconsciously causing users to reflect on their behaviour and improve themselves, Queensland researcher Dr Theresa Sauter argues.

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