HR Strategy

  • 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

  • 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

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