- Standing up against spam
Junk email isn’t just a problem for individual users – the sheer volume of spam now poses a challenge for businesses that extends far beyond the IT department. Angus Kidman looks at how spam can impact upon productivity and business performance, and what HR can do to fight back
- How many turkeys do you hire? Part 2
While much attention has been given to the importance of hiring talented employees, issues around the cost of bad hires are of increasing importance to both HR professionals and their organisations. In this second of a two-part series, US recruitment expert Dr John Sullivan looks at strategies for improving the performance of new hires and how to reduce the likelihood of their premature departure
- How many turkeys do you hire?
While much attention has been given to the importance of hiring talented employees, issues around the cost of bad hires is of increasing importance to both HR professionals and their organisations. In this first of a two-part series, US recruitment expert Dr John Sullivan looks at strategies for reducing the number of bad hires and improving candidate assessment
- The role of leadership during downsizing
Downsizing has become a popular tool for many CEOs over recent decades, however it comes with a heavy price. Franco Gandolfi examines the critical role that leaders are likely to play during the process of downsizing, and looks at the impacts upon organisational health
- Managing a merger: the upside of combining culture
It has become something of a truism that many mergers and acquisitions fail to meet the expectations of investors. Through a myriad of mitigating factors, including poor planning and communication, unaddressed issues surrounding the combination of two companies cultures and a failure to properly assess the leadership needs of the new company, many seem doomed at the outset.
- Evolution – not revolution... employee assistance programs
Having evolved over the past 20 years, offering employee assistance programs (EAPs) to staff and their families is now commonplace. A major bank and two emergency service organisations tell Teresa Russell why trauma counselling is one part of their EAP offering