HR Strategy

  • Opportunity in the downturn by

    In this issue, we look at how the economic downturn has affected the banking and finance sector and the process of cutting staff costs for firms operating in this sector

  • Trimming the ranks in banking and finance by

    The banking and finance sector is the hardest hit by the current global economic downturn. In this second part of a three-part series, Craig Donaldson speaks with experts who answer questions from HR professionals in banking and finance about the process of handling redundancies and outplacement with sensitivity and professionalism

  • Identifying business value in workforce planning by

    Upheaval in the global economy has affected businesses all over the world – in all industries. Yours may well be one of them – and you may be wondering if there is something you might have done to be better prepared. Even the very best laid plans may not have averted the workforce turmoil many organisations are facing – but there are companies that are better prepared through strategic workforce planning

  • Down with short-termism by

    As the economic downturn continues to batter some Australian organisations, executives are looking to cut costs and still hit their numbers through the last quarter of the year

  • Navigating the retrenchment road by

    A number of companies are retrenching staff in light of the economic downturn. Provided companies take a long-term, sustainable approach to workforce decisions, outplacement can play an important role in assisting organisations to downsize. Craig Donaldson reports

  • HR’s diamond in the rough by

    HR should be on the lookout for managers who may be creating new and innovative management practices, writes David Creelman

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