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  • how to … get the message across by

    In my last job I received an email from a supervisor that ended with “Don’t worry about it!”, which of course left me worrying about that statement. Was it a literal request? Sarcastic? Suggestive? Rhetorical? And what did the exclamation mark mean?

  • HR’s own skill shortages by

    Like many countries around the world, Australia is currently experiencing skills shortages. HR is often on the receiving end of this problem within companies, as management looks for options to ease skills shortages issue as much as possible. As such, HR is in a prominent position to make a significant contribution and help solve a real business problem

  • Streamlining HR technology by

    Technology impacts all our lives, both personally and professionally. When a major HR technology solution is implemented in an organisation, it usually affects everyone. Teresa Russell talks with two companies about their successful implementation of new e-HR systems

  • Discovering the in-house option by

    Australia’s business schools offer short, intensive courses to hone the skills of busy professionals. Many participants attend open courses – often in CBD campuses, but some organisations contract these schools to run customised executive education courses in-house. Teresa Russell reports

  • HR failing to prioritise global talent management by

    Between July and August, 2007, The Human Capital Institute (HCI) and Vurv Technologies surveyed HR and non-HR practitioners, managers and executives from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific about their attitudes and experiences related to the role of HR in their organisations

  • Keep the HR faith by

    I feel compelled to respond to Nicholas Vaghenas (Sick and tired of HR rhetoric, issue 135, 21 August, p3) as it is precisely this thinking which creates the perception of HR failing its people. This magazine has continually reiterated the need for the HR professional to sit at the executive table. Your position has been that unless the CEO shares the vision and passion for excellent people management, then HR will simply never make headway

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