- Will US economic woes impact the market for offshore talent?
The current US unemployment rate is 5 per cent, which is a decade high. Subprime housing, credit, oil and dollar crises are all signs of a potentially severe economic recession in the US. The US economy may suffer further as the effects of the slumping housing market ripple through the economy, eroding job creation and consumer spending.
- Making the step up from HR to the CEO
It is rare for a CEO to come up through the HR function. However, it is not unprecedented, and with the right tools and experience, it is possible. Sarah O’ Carroll speaks to leaders in the field about the best path a HR professional can take in order to pave their way to the top job
- Where did the business partner model go wrong?
The business partner model was supposed to be the superhero solution, the HR silver bullet to give the profession the recognition it deserves … but it didn’t work out that way. Personnel Today’s Ross Bentley investigates
- Is there a lawyer in the house?
Recruiting in-house counsel can be a challenge. With the demand for good in-house legal professionals increasing, successfully attracting and retaining this sub-specialty may strongly impact the bottom line. Teresa Russell reports
- Riding the executive learning curve
Tim-poor business professionals and graduates who need a quick refresher course are two common profiles of attendees at open executive education courses. However market demand for executive education has changed in the last few years as business booms. Teresa Russell reports
- A night out to remember – food poisoning
We have probably all at some stage been affected by a case of diarrhoea and/or vomiting after a take-away meal or eating out in a restaurant. While there are some foods that are classic food poisoning stories, almost any food can be affected, and affect you in turn. Classically, dingy take-away restaurants are regarded as suspicious, but in actual fact any kitchen, whether at home or the city’s most popular nightspots, can produce a meal you would rather forget