HR Strategy

  • Behold the unsung heroes by

    Organisational restructuring is notoriously tumultuous for a business. Kate Gibbs goes behind the scenes of some mergers in the legal profession to explore how HR can contribute to the process

  • The growing divide in HR by

    In our most recent issue of Human Resources magazine, the front page news story, “Future of HR still not certain” noted that the future of the HR function will continue to rely increasingly upon its ability to establish a high level of strategic business presence

  • Recessions and talent management by

    Business performance is dependent on talent in all economies, and retention of top performers is especially important during times of economic challenge, write Alice Snell and Allan Schweyer

  • The importance of give and take by

    As competition for good people grows more intense, talented candidates have much more choice when it comes to selecting a potential employer. Candidates take many things into account when weighing up job offers, and some of the more important, long-term factors are not immediately apparent at the interview stage

  • Surviving company politics by

    Jeff Pfeffer, a professor of organisational behaviour at Stanford University, said: “Rather than striving for a company without politics, which isn’t going to happen, I advise managers to learn how to manage power better.”

  • Rethinking talent management in an economic downturn by

    Given the centrality of talent to organisational success, it is difficult to imagine a more pressing business imperative. Yet, short-termism deflects management attention from longer-term issues such as talent sourcing and development, writes Dianne Jacobs

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