HR Strategy

  • The importance of getting recruitment right by

    Some of the biggest and most constant challenges that plague organisations are people related. These challenges are not always obvious, but become more visible the higher you go up the management chain. Organisations usually put a raft of strategies in place to deal with the business symptoms of such people-related problems, and sometimes these wonderfully flawed strategies are created by the people who created the problems in the first place. Such strategies often leave HR out of the equation, and fail to address the cause of the problem – the wrong people in the wrong jobs

  • Weighing up the value of human capital by

    Measuring the exact return on people-related investments is an issue often avoided by CFOs and HR directors alike. But an increasing number of investors and employees are turning to human capital reports to assess organisations, writes Sarah O’ Carroll

  • Why WorkChoices was the fall guy by

    WorkChoices was the fall guy for the Coalition’s loss at last year’s federal election. The writing was on the wall for WorkChoices well in advance of the election, yet the former federal government persisted in whipping (what most voters considered) a dying horse to the election line

  • Business outlook for 2008 by

    2008 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

  • Preparing for a downturn by

    No-one can predict where the economy will go, but there are enough worrying signs that savvy HR managers will begin thinking about what they would do in the event of a downturn

  • A career path for outsourcing professionals by

    Several months ago I introduced readers of this column to an initiative that has set out to define the skills and attributes of the outsourcing professional. Significant progress has been made since then

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