- Walking the line
“It’s show business, not show friends.” Or so the saying goes. But where does that leave HR? As Australia faces the impact of globalisation, a private equity boom, low levels of unemployment and an economy that demands transformation within its workforce, business focus remains on processes, productivity and ultimately, cost effectiveness
- The single most powerful question in recruiting
Knowing what an employee wants from a job is the all-important key to successful recruitment in today’s talent-short market. It’s all about how you use the information once you have it, writes John Sullivan
- Lead a lawyer to learning
The business of education is a serious one for an increasing number of Australian law firms. But just how do the teams of people organising CLE for a firm’s lawyers keep control of quality, quantity and partner involvement? Kate Gibbs and Clare Buttner report
- Succession planning: women in the pipeline?
Succession planning is considered necessary for every organisation from the family farm through to Fortune 500 companies. Teresa Russell talks to two organisations that operate at different ends of the spectrum. Both are doing what is within their powers (and budget) to identify, develop and retain future leaders - with a special emphasis on women
- Has HR really changed?
In August 2005, Fast Company Magazine published an article that launched a firestorm among HR professionals worldwide
- The people equation: cost versus value
HR is often perceived as a cost centre within organisations. Melissa Yen speaks with Wayne Cascio about the economic and financial impact of HR initiatives and people investments, and what HR can do to capitalise on return on investment