Iain Hopkins

Iain Hopkins

Iain oversees the editorial content for HRD AustraliaCanadaNew Zealand, and Singapore.

Contact him via email: iain.hopkins@keymedia.com.au.
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  • HR issues hampering business success: Global report

    A global report has revealed the financial performance and growth prospects of many businesses are being stunted by their failure to make the most of their human capital.

  • Time to revisit on-site childcare facilities?

    The political hot potato of childcare costs has been raised again – but some employers are taking matters into their own hands.

  • Employers urged to look beyond glossy social media profiles

    A new survey has revealed that while recruiters often ask to view Facebook pages and Twitter activity during interviews, the picture they reveal is not necessarily accurate – putting the onus back on employers to delve deeper.

  • Reality check for exec pay and benefits

    It’s expected at the top end of town, but are some of the executive perks on offer – corporate jets, private school fees, medical insurance – really that extravagant?

  • Leadership falters following redundancies

    With large-scale redundancies in a variety of sectors being announced every other day, business consultants are urging employers to consider those employees left behind.

  • Businesses should reveal disability job numbers: Minister

    As Australia applauds the efforts of the Paralympians, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, has called for renewed efforts from business to improve their diversity strategies.

  • Time to revisit experiential learning?

    A popular fad of the mid-1980s, experiential learning, may be headed for a comeback in the corporate world.

  • HR gets analytical

    HR's analytical tools have come a long way from the haphazard insights gleaned from Excel spreadsheets. A new report has suggested that a new era of advanced workforce reporting will transform the HR function.

  • Industrial disputes on the rise: ABS

    Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics regarding industrial disputes has shown that for 2011/12 there was a significant increase in disputes and days lost in the labour market – sparking debate on both sides of the political fence. ...

  • Rewiring the brain to boost visionary thinking

    An alarming 71% of Australian business leaders lack high levels of visionary thinking – yet new research may reveal that neuroscience is the key to unlocking this potential in everyone.

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