HRD issue 13.09

by 24 Sep 2015
Cover story: The secret recipe to HR success
KFC may have made its name with 11 secret herbs and spices, but the key to its HR success is more transparent. With one of the world’s largest contingent workforces, Miklos Bolza talks to the company’s chief people officer for SOPAC about L&D within this challenging environment

Features

2015 HR salary + jobs review
Up, down or stagnant? 2014-15 was a subdued 12 months for HR jobs. Find out what’s in store for you and your team for the coming year in HRD’s annual salary and jobs review 

Australian HR Awards
Australia’s leading HR professionals gathered under one roof on 7 August to celebrate the best and brightest in the industry. Who were the big winners at the industry’s night of nights? 

Lucky strike: Leading transformation
HR professionals already know that without the engagement of the hearts and minds of your people, successful, efficient change is nearly impossible. Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Michael Bunting provide tips on how to ‘model the way’

Bye bye human resources?
Articles about banishing HR from the corporate hierarchy appear regularly – the most famous was 2005’s ‘Why I hate HR’ in Fast Company. Ben Whitter takes a different but no less thought-provoking tack. Far from approaching an end, he finds that HR is only just beginning to reach its full potential

Dying to stop work
HR director Gary Taylor has witnessed first-hand the devastating impact an employee’s suicide can have on the workplace. He provides his tips for navigating this most traumatic aspect of an HR professional’s job

Downsizing with dignity
While announcing mass redundancies is never easy, there is an ethically sound way to do it – and HR plays a critical role in ensuring the process isn’t ruled solely by just the ‘dollars and cents’ and instead has a human face