HR Strategy

  • HR’s role in recession by

    Now is the time for HR to prove their worth.The economy is showing distinct signs of slowing, with reports of construction, manufacturing and consumer-related sectors all weakening

  • Plugging into HR central by

    What’s best? A central HR function where all HR-related matters can be addressed by a group of experts? Or should companies do away with HR and make it the responsibility of line managers? Kate Gibbs looks at the pros and cons of centralised, decentralised and hybrid HR models

  • Come jump on the CSR bandwagon by

    It’s surprising that eighty per cent of CEOs admit that they don’t know anything (or very little) about Australia’s Emissions Trading Scheme (see CEOs hazy on emissions trading)

  • Holding the winning hand by

    When university graduate Benjamin Leopold applied for a job as a network analyst with Oliver Wyman in New York, he didn’t think he would get it

  • Establish your own recognition tradition by

    In Europe 50,000 white-collar workers were asked the question: “When looking for a new job, what motivates others and what motivates you?” Eighth in the list of what they thought motivated others was: “A full appreciation of work done” – but that answer was ranked first on their list of what motivated them

  • HR jabberwocky by

    Could someone please tell me the difference between “talent management” and “human capital management”? People come into the corporate world talking like normal people and within a month, a week if they’re quick learners, they are bereft of simple English. Conferences, speeches and meetings, are awash with trite terminology, each new phrase more convoluted than the last. And who is more imaginative and colourful than the HR folk.

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