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  • Perfect leadership storm looming by

    MORE THAN 75 per cent of HR executives are concerned with their ability to develop future leaders, and given the explosive growth in emerging markets and the retirement of experienced personnel in more mature economies, companies are placing their growth strategies at risk if they cannot identify and develop the next generation of leaders

  • Employees voice without unions by

    A STRONG COMMUNICATION culture is the key to maintaining employee voices in workplace decision-making in the face of declining union membership

  • Shifting mature age mindsets by

    WORKERS AGED 55 and over, particularly women, appear to be the answer to the ongoing skills and labour shortage – not generation Y – and Australian employers must consequently shift their focus from young to old to maintain productivity

  • What jobseekers really want by

    WHILE MANY employers are putting a lack of good job candidates down to factors such as record low unemployment, the current skills shortage, an ageing population or the drain of talent overseas, recent research has suggested that the problem lies with employers because they are either not listening to or do not understand what jobseekers really want

  • Private equity finds favour in Australia by

    AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES think private equity is a force for good because it results in more focused organisations and performance-oriented remuneration, however, some Australian executives are concerned about leverage ratios in private equity buyouts and the impact this may have on cost-cutting and redundancies

  • Talent management is broken by

    MORE THAN half of senior leaders anticipate their companies’ performance will soon suffer because they don’t have the right talent in place, and while talent management is a significant priority for organisations, their efforts aren’t meeting the needs of the business

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