HR Strategy

  • A woman’s climb to the top by

    It seems that the time for women in business to shine is becoming more and more evident. With issues such as skills shortages, recruitment, attraction and retention, talent management and an overall increase in the level of business competition, companies need to focus on diversity in order to stay ahead of the pack in a sustainable way

  • Partnering for the future by

    HR can make a valuable contribution if it focuses on the business strategy. Craig Donaldson speaks with Eric Drok, CEO of ING Direct Australia about the importance of HR and why it must understand a business and its goals

  • Serious about improving morale? by

    Because morale affects every aspect of a company’s competitive advantage, it’s an important question to ask. However, as David Lee writes, many companies need to rethink their approach to boosting morale if they are to be effective

  • HR’s own skill shortages by

    Like many countries around the world, Australia is currently experiencing skills shortages. HR is often on the receiving end of this problem within companies, as management looks for options to ease skills shortages issue as much as possible. As such, HR is in a prominent position to make a significant contribution and help solve a real business problem

  • HR failing to prioritise global talent management by

    Between July and August, 2007, The Human Capital Institute (HCI) and Vurv Technologies surveyed HR and non-HR practitioners, managers and executives from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific about their attitudes and experiences related to the role of HR in their organisations

  • Keep the HR faith by

    I feel compelled to respond to Nicholas Vaghenas (Sick and tired of HR rhetoric, issue 135, 21 August, p3) as it is precisely this thinking which creates the perception of HR failing its people. This magazine has continually reiterated the need for the HR professional to sit at the executive table. Your position has been that unless the CEO shares the vision and passion for excellent people management, then HR will simply never make headway

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