- Making friends with finance
Understanding the key drivers of the business from a financial point of view can help HR in its quest to become more strategic. However, exactly how much of the financials are HR expected to know and what are the most important attributes of an effective HR team? Sarah O’ Carroll asks some CFOs about how HR can better partner with finance
- Getting maximum business benefit from employee benefits
We are looking to roll out an employee benefits program to our employees. What steps can I take to ensure that it assists to achieve our 2008 HR objectives of staff attraction and retention, and make sure we get the maximum return on our investment?
- Frustrated with hiring managers
I am a HR manager who has an active role in the recruitment activities of our business. I find myself frustrated with the hiring managers who always want to hire someone who has done the exact same role before that we are looking to fill. They have unrealistic expectations and cannot see the need to hire someone who has room to grow into the role. How can I get them to see the need to hire on potential and move away from the ‘tick the box’ hiring mentality?
- Sweating your stress away
With the holidays long gone and the year moving along at full steam, having a full workload combined with family and social commitments often brings up a familiar word – stress!
- All packaged up
Although salary packaging may not realise as big a tax saving as it once did, more employers than ever before are finding it an essential part of effective attraction and retention strategies. Teresa Russell looks at how organisations are leading the way in offering innovative packaging for employees
- Taxing times for globetrotting staff
If one of the two certainties in life is tax, then one of the certainties about taxation is that when you cross a border and earn money in another country, it can become a complex matter. Teresa Russell gets some simple answers to complex international taxation and visa questions