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  • CK Prahalad: the practical visionary by

    With his groundbreaking work on core competencies, modern strategy and tapping markets among the world’s poorest consumers, CK Prahalad has proven time and again that if there is a successor to Peter Drucker, he is it. I had a chance to speak with Professor Prahalad in early February and was inspired to write this account of the interview

  • Safety first by

    You can talk “safety” till you’re blue in the face, but until every person in your organisation lives and breathes a culture of safety, yours will be a high-risk workplace. Teresa Russell examines how organisations can save money and lives in their pursuit of a safe workplace

  • The importance of getting recruitment right by

    Some of the biggest and most constant challenges that plague organisations are people related. These challenges are not always obvious, but become more visible the higher you go up the management chain. Organisations usually put a raft of strategies in place to deal with the business symptoms of such people-related problems, and sometimes these wonderfully flawed strategies are created by the people who created the problems in the first place. Such strategies often leave HR out of the equation, and fail to address the cause of the problem – the wrong people in the wrong jobs

  • Weighing up the value of human capital by

    Measuring the exact return on people-related investments is an issue often avoided by CFOs and HR directors alike. But an increasing number of investors and employees are turning to human capital reports to assess organisations, writes Sarah O’ Carroll

  • Making work family friendly by

    Setting up a workplace crèche is often thrown into the too hard basket due to issues such as risk, space, liability and capital. But with more than 300,000 women in the labour force having a baby every year, an increasing number of organisations are putting crèches in place to help retain an important segment of skilled employees. Sarah O’ Carroll reports

  • Employee surveys: it’s all in the follow-through by

    Online surveys solve the problems of cost, timeliness, anonymity, data collection and analysis – the biggest issues in employee surveys. Today’s major issue is follow-through. Teresa Russell talks with two companies that have effectively leveraged employee survey data to create positive business results

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