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    2007 will present business with a number of evolving and complex challenges. Craig Donaldson speaks with IBISWorld chairman Phil Ruthven about these challenges and related issues for HR

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    There is compelling evidence of links between investments in human capital and performance and profit. Allan Schweyer reports

  • Buoyant HR job market ahead by

    2007 is shaping up to be a good year for HR jobs. Craig Donaldson speaks with a number of experts about the latest trends and how HR professionals can make the most of career opportunities over the coming year

  • Riding the waves of change by

    So, we’ve reached the end of yet another fun year, and it’s been an interesting time for HR. WorkChoices in all its glorious clarity came into effect, with a lot of predictable fanfare from the Federal Government and harping from the unions. Some businesses took the bull by horns, but most sat on the sidelines and scratched their heads in confusion. Similar to the US Government’s initial ‘shock and awe’ campaign in Iraq, the rollout of WorkChoices could have been mistaken for a ‘confuse and confound’ campaign across most businesses in Australia

  • Putting on the IT hat by

    HR and IT are not that dissimilar in some ways, however, there are a number of areas where HR can better partner with IT within many companies. Craig Donaldson speaks with a number of CIOs about these areas and how HR can make a more meaningful contribution to the IT function

  • Giving up on AHRI by

    I am not sure why but I felt the need to comment on Janine Walker’s opinion-based article, “Why I have given up on AHRI” (Issue 115, 17 October 2006, p10), as I agree with her wholeheartedly and find AHRI very frustrating. I too have not renewed my membership this year. I saw no value in it – the website is poor, the magazines are full of articles aimed at HR students and their events and functions are getting worse

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