- Strategic workforce planning enables smarter HR decisions
Companies have made little progress in the area of strategic workforce planning, despite evidence that it can drastically help a firm decipher how to best invest in their workforce and in which areas to trim back.
- Effective communication vital in tough times
Communicating effectively with employees during times of uncertainty is vital, according to Christine Deputy, Starbuck’s vice-president for partner resources, Asia Pacific and Greater China
- IT may be HR’s saviour
IT AND HR are becoming more closely aligned as employers realise that being up to date with technology is imperative to meet the demands of younger employees.
- Being different attracts
Differentiating your organisation from others in the eye of candidates is becoming more difficult. Kevin Wheeler looks at some strategies for making your organisation stand out
- The power of weak ties (in recruiting)
In 2000, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point examined the phenomena that often causes products, ideas and behaviours to go from obscurity to ubiquity virtually overnight. Gladwell pointed to the “connectors” and “mavens” among us whose networking is as viral as a flu pandemic. Some of today’s new recruiting methods and tools aim to tap into this kind of power – the power of weak ties – for sourcing top candidates