- Will US economic woes impact the market for offshore talent?
The current US unemployment rate is 5 per cent, which is a decade high. Subprime housing, credit, oil and dollar crises are all signs of a potentially severe economic recession in the US. The US economy may suffer further as the effects of the slumping housing market ripple through the economy, eroding job creation and consumer spending.
- Jumping on the business bandwagon
The lead feature for this issue, ‘Speaking the language of line managers’, examines the trend in which line managers are slowly but surely taking over the HR frontline. This is not necessarily a bad thing for HR, but simply the way business is evolving. This trend presents also HR with a number of opportunities
- Speaking the language of line managers
Line managers have inherited many of the tactical aspects of HR. How can HR learn to work with line managers and make this relationship prosper? The UK’s Lucy McGee reports
- Brave new world for HR
The lead story for this issue, ‘Perfect leadership storm looming’, looks at the findings of a global study into emerging and significant issues for organisations from a human capital perspective.
- 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
- The full circle of HR
The need for HR to become more business-focused has been evident for a number of years now. As HR is gradually becoming more of a strategic function, the role of HR naturally changes in the business. Historically, HR has been more focused on employees as an administrative function