HR Strategy

  • Power play: women’s climb to the top by

    Women are contributing new approaches to leadership and power. Yet, the question remains – will this translate into advantage for women striving to make their way higher in corporate hierarchies? Dianne Jacobs reports

  • The power of weak ties (in recruiting) by

    In 2000, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point examined the phenomena that often causes products, ideas and behaviours to go from obscurity to ubiquity virtually overnight. Gladwell pointed to the “connectors” and “mavens” among us whose networking is as viral as a flu pandemic. Some of today’s new recruiting methods and tools aim to tap into this kind of power – the power of weak ties – for sourcing top candidates

  • Sun’s flexible business benefits by

    Sun Microsystems is well-advanced in its model of flexible working. Craig Donaldson examines this model and the resulting business benefits

  • Are we serious about leadership? by

    There have been umpteen surveys about the importance of good leadership and its impact on business performance, productivity levels and organisational culture. There is also a lot of lip service paid to the importance of good leadership. Many executive teams and Boards are also happy to make various proclamations about the importance of leadership and its value, however, often the most vocal ones are those which least walk the leadership talk

  • 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

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