- No ‘one size fits all’ solution in downturn
THERE ARE clear differences between what companies in the US and those in Australia and NZ are doing in response to the economic downturn, according to global HR consulting firm Hewitt
- 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
- Employees addicted to social networking sites
MORE THAN half of employees (55 per cent in the U.S. and 52 per cent in the U.K.) are using internet social networks at work.
- Knowledge transfer critical
MOST COMPANIES do not have a plan to manage and transfer knowledge and even fewer factor cross-generational challenges into business strategy, a recent US report has found
- Engagement has run its course
ENGAGEMENT OF staff should not be a dominant HR strategy because it is too employer-centric, according to Roger Collins, Professor Emeritus, UNSW.
- UK: HR faces burnout
THE ECONOMIC crisis threatens to overload already stretched HR departments in the UK if they don’t train line managers to ease the burden, an expert has warned