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    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

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    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

  • Taking the bull of change by the horns by

    In this issue, our lead news story, “Poor communication’s high cost”, looks at the issue of why CEOs and managers need to take a more proactive approach to WorkChoices and industrial relations changes. Since the introduction of WorkChoices, many companies have opted for this approach given uncertainty around legislative changes, increased red tape, fears around increased union involvement or a simple ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mindset

  • The journey to the top by

    After 10 years in my last position, I recently embarked on a new role. And what an experience! Now to put this into perspective, I’ve worked in 10 countries and had my fair experience of working in culturally diverse environments and challenging scenarios. So, a new job in a similar industry and in the same city should be a breeze – right? Wrong!

  • Women in business course, NIDA reviewed by Melissa Yen by

    Being female in the workplace poses many challenges for businesswomen. As hard as it may be to accept, there are some characteristics we hold that highlight our tendency to come across as the ‘softer’, ‘more vulnerable’ sex, particularly when it comes to presenting to an audience of men and other coworkers who require us to be as articulate and confident as possible in order to gain credibility

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