HR Strategy

  • Inside age diversity at Deutsche Bank by

    The ageing workforce and coming labour shortage is an issue for organisations around the world. Deutsche Bank’s diversity manager Ute Drewniak looks at how the bank has tackled the issue in Germany

  • The role of leadership during downsizing by

    Downsizing has become a popular tool for many CEOs over recent decades, however it comes with a heavy price. Franco Gandolfi examines the critical role that leaders are likely to play during the process of downsizing, and looks at the impacts upon organisational health

  • Managing a merger: the upside of combining culture by

    It has become something of a truism that many mergers and acquisitions fail to meet the expectations of investors. Through a myriad of mitigating factors, including poor planning and communication, unaddressed issues surrounding the combination of two companies cultures and a failure to properly assess the leadership needs of the new company, many seem doomed at the outset.

  • Alternatives to downsizing by

    Downsizing is taken as an unpleasant but real fact of today’s corporate life. However it need not be so. Franco Gandolfi examines some of the perils of downsizing, and presents some viable alternatives to retrenchment

  • Look around you by

    It might be time to take a step back, take a little breather and take a look around at the troops.

  • HR’s time for recognition by

    The time has come again to raise the standard for HR leadership. After a year of global economic mayhem, large-scale industrial and legal reforms, and continued workforce and skills shortages, companies have been faced with some of the toughest survival challenges of recent times.

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