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About Australian HR Institute

The Australian HR Institute focuses on professional development and certification within the human resources sector. It offers a range of services including HR professional certification programs, training courses, and resources for continuous professional development. The institute caters to the needs of HR professionals and people managers, providing them with the tools and knowledge to advance their careers. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Headquarters Location

Level 4, 575 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000,

Australia

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Latest Australian HR Institute News

Fewer firms planning job cuts despite waning economy

Feb 19, 2024

Poppy JohnstonAAP Camera Icon The easing labour market is yet to translate increase the rate of job cuts, AHRI's chief says. (Jane Dempster/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP Share to Facebook Copy the Link Australian employers are opting for alternatives to outright job cuts as the economy slows, including freezing new hires and upping prices. The 22 per cent of organisations planning redundancies in March was down from the 31 per cent recorded in the Australian HR Institute survey in the December quarter. Economic activity has been tapering off as a consequence of higher interest rates and global headwinds, with slower spending and the like feeding into lower demand for workers. AHRI chief executive Sarah McCann-Bartlett said the easing labour market was yet to translate into a faster rate of job cuts. "About three months ago, we had seen a very sharp jump in redundancy intentions. Now that has eased somewhat," Ms McCann-Bartlett told AAP. She said 70 per cent of 600 employers who responded were pursuing alternatives to cutting headcount, such as raising prices, hiring freezes and ditching bonuses. "We suspect that employers are pausing redundancies, potentially to assess forward economic conditions because we are seeing some changes in the economy," she said. Workers are also in line for pay rises, with the survey recording a 3.7 per cent increase in expected mean pay, which excludes bonuses, in the 12 months to January 2025. This was well up from the 2.6 per cent predicted for the 12 months to October 2024. Ms McCann-Bartlett said the weakening labour market would moderate wage increases but the situation on the ground was complex for HR professionals. "Although recruitment difficulties have eased, many organisations are still having trouble both recruiting and retaining staff," she said. About seven in 10 organisations plan to hire staff in the March quarter, unchanged form the previous quarter. An official update on wages is due from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. A slightly slower pace of pay growth is expected through to the December quarter after the industrial umpire's wage calls fed into a record-breaking quarterly increase in the three months to September.

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