- 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.
- Women’s ‘glacial’ progress melts away
THE NUMBER of women on boards and in executive management positions has declined since2006.
- HR’s diamond in the rough
HR should be on the lookout for managers who may be creating new and innovative management practices, writes David Creelman
- Cutting company costs: motivate, don’t mandate
As companies tighten their belts in the economic downturn, Jon Katzenbach and Paul Bromfield look at why most cost reductions fail and how to motivate cost discipline across an organisation