- MBA: don’t do it for the letters
Many executives and some HR professionals undertake postgraduate MBA study. The choice of university determines the cost and often the study method. Which gives the best return on such a significant investment? Teresa Russell asks around.
- The pay play: in or out?
Advances in payroll technology in the last decade have been largely responsible for allowing HR to move from a transactional to strategic function. Teresa Russell talks to several organisations that have both outsourced and run payroll in-house about which works best?
- Helping companies become chameleons
Adapting systems and responses within an organisation in response to the credit crunch – from retraining to redundancies and communicating change – has become an integral part of the HR role, writes Sarah Sharples
- Executive games
The fear of losing face in boardroom meeting can often lead executives to stay quiet on issues when they speak up. This can mean important issues are not being dealt with. Paul Donovan explores the telltale signs of executives avoiding issues and what HR can do to stop it.
- The Faces of Redundancy
Four executives speak about their different experiences of being made redundant. Sarah O’Carroll reports
- Short, sharp and to the point
Executive education programs expose groups of managers to targeted academic and practical management education. Teresa Russell discovers why, even in tough times, spending in this area of learning is under no threat at McDonald’s or Melbourne Water.