- 2009 – How HR can revive to survive
At the end of a tumultuous year, Sarah O’Carroll asks this issue’s executive panel about how HR can help revive companies and kick start 2009.
- A hard line in ’09
Cutting costs and focusing on leadership are some of the survival tactics advised for companies entering a year when nobody is sure what will happen. Sarah O’Carroll reports
- What to look for in a new HRIS
We are about to go to market for a new HR Information System. Currently, we use a variety of Excel/Access databases, supported by hardcopy files to hold our personnel information. We want to record and manage all this data in one integrated system. What should we take into account in looking for a new system that will do this and what can we do to make data input and migration to the new system as easy as possible?
- Rebuilding after redundancies
As the economic downturn worsens, HR is faced with managing redundancies. In the last part of a three-part feature, Craig Donaldson looks at organisational rebuilding and how to boost employee morale and engagement in the wake of job losses
- Has engagement run its course?
There’s no doubt ‘Engagement Has Run Its Course’ (issue 166, 25 November, p1) is a catchy headline for your magazine and Professor Roger Collins’ breakfast presentation. I applaud the challenge it poses practitioners. Based on research by Voice Project at Macquarie University, however, I’d be willing to wage a large sum of money that managers will still be closely measuring engagement for many years to come
- Maximising our rewards and incentives budget
We have a limited budget around rewards and incentives, and want to maximize this as much as we can in order to improve employee engagement. How much do we really need to spend per employee to get maximum engagement?