HR Strategy

  • Talent management in small enterprises by

    For HR professionals in small enterprises reading about great talent management programs can be frustrating. Most of the stories about talent management come from very large corporations and applying them to smaller companies can feel impossible

  • Talent management: practising what we preach by

    As the business function responsible for people, HR has championed the benefits of developing talent management. But does this commitment to developing a pool of gifted individuals reach as far as the HR department itself? Ross Bentley reports

  • The business benefits of culture by

    Culture has traditionally been seen as one of those warm and fuzzy things that falls under the domain of HR. This is often because executives and management are happy to relegate the responsibility of culture change to the too hard basket, and are not willing to engage with their people in a real and meaningful way. However, there are an increasing number of executives that are putting culture on their agenda

  • Talent management and corporate social investment by

    Milton Friedman said, “The only social responsibility of business is to increase its profits”. On the other hand, Michael Porter said, “CSR has emerged as an inescapable priority for business leaders in every country.”

  • Navigating the M&A minefield by

    Two things never change about M&A deals. First, a large number will fail to deliver what the architects of the deal promised and second, that many people will lose their jobs when companies combine. Scott Moeller looks at the realities of M&As and examines some options for HR

  • How to optimise employee emotions by

    Emotions play an important role in an organisation’s ability – or inability – to compete successfully, writes David Lee. By following some simple ground rules managers can develop a positive relationship with employees and harness their emotions for maximum impact on the job

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