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Jacinta Leow

Maintaining the personal touch

WHILE technology has had a significant effect on the lives of most Australians, there remain industries where a recorded message and keypad prompts on the end of a telephone line, or the bland impassivity of a computer screen just aren’t good enough.

The sum of many parts Are you psychologically prepared?

BEFORE you go to your next job interview you might want to prepare yourself to undergo a grilling of a psychological nature. Nationally, companies are using psychometric testing as a way to add value to the recruitment process

Leaving on a jet plane to work in Asia

THE study choices of students at universities in Western Australia is reflecting a growing trend among workers in this State to look to Asia for employment and career oppor-tunities.

New WA manager for Optus

CABLE and Wireless Optus has appointed a new general manager for its WA branch.Richard Thorning takes over from Mike Ryan, who is going to retire but is likely to stay on in another position for a few months.

Offshore push likely

DWYKA Diamonds Limited and Sylvania Resources Limited have appointed Willi Boehm as company secretary and Grant Button as commercial manager.

Lawfund appoints manager for business development

NATIONAL Remunerator, Lawfund Australia, has hired a business development manager for its WA branch.Cindy Davenport, the new manager, is expected to increase the membership base and foster strong relations with existing members.

New CEO for Leukaemia Foundation

NEW Leukaemia Foundation chief executive officer Sheryl Grimwood has plans to increase the awareness of the foundation and the illness.

New Bartercard Australia CEO

THE expansion of Bartercard Australia to California has led to the appointment of former ANZ bank director Neville Clark as the new chief executive officer for the WA branch.

General manager at forest commission

DR Paul Biggs has been appointed as the Forest Products Commission’s first general manager.Dr Biggs had been acting general manager since the commission’s establishment last November, following the restructure of CALM.

Fresh objectives for CPA president

THE WA branch of CPA Australia will lobby govern-ment and employer groups with greater intensity following the recent appointment of Kevin Judge as president.