- Lessons from Great Depression
Innovation, early cost-cutting and investment in R&D are three common strategies of companies which emerged strongly from the Great Depression and from which companies can learn today.
- Breaking the shackles: The pros and cons of telecommuting
Cutting back on office rent, maintenance and energy costs; saving on employee transport and parking costs; and helping to save the planet - what organisation could say no? Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop looks at the benefits for those companies already embracing telecommuting and asks why many others have been slow to take the plunge
- What HR can offer in tough times
An economic downturn is an important time for HR to assist in executing business strategy. Craig Donaldson looks at what HR can bring to the table during a downturn
- Most organisational change projects fail
NEARLY 60 per cent of projects aimed at achieving business change fail to meet their objectives fully, with the major obstacles to successful change being rooted in people and corporate culture, a global study has found
- What is HR’s greatest downfall?
Sarah O’Carroll speaks with three executives about what HR needs to do in order to step up to the plate for 2009
- I love your work …
Business leaders constantly search for the X-factor incentives that will motivate their people to be enthusiastic and productive. But what really works?