- Identifying business value in workforce planning
Upheaval in the global economy has affected businesses all over the world – in all industries. Yours may well be one of them – and you may be wondering if there is something you might have done to be better prepared. Even the very best laid plans may not have averted the workforce turmoil many organisations are facing – but there are companies that are better prepared through strategic workforce planning
- What is HR’s greatest downfall?
Sarah O’Carroll speaks with three executives about what HR needs to do in order to step up to the plate for 2009
- Western wisdom
Unwanted staff departures can dampen the spirit of the festive season. But that’s not the case for some smart West Australian business leaders – despite operating in Australia’s tightest labour market
- Down with short-termism
As the economic downturn continues to batter some Australian organisations, executives are looking to cut costs and still hit their numbers through the last quarter of the year
- Navigating the retrenchment road
A number of companies are retrenching staff in light of the economic downturn. Provided companies take a long-term, sustainable approach to workforce decisions, outplacement can play an important role in assisting organisations to downsize. Craig Donaldson reports
- Women are better leaders in an economic downturn
WOMEN ARE more effective leaders in times of financial and economic uncertainty, according to new research which found that Australians have greater confidence in women during turbulent times.