- Making friends with finance
HR has traditionally been at odds with finance. Craig Donaldson speaks with Fairfax Digital CFO Nimesh Shah about how HR can work effectively as a business partner with finance
- Is it time?
Business has expressed some serious concerns about Labor’s industrial relations policy, with a few very large companies personally letting Kevin Rudd know how they feel. On the other hand, business has not been overtly happy with all the red tape and confusion around the introduction of WorkChoices either. In fact, many companies (see page one stories) are still taking a wait and see approach with the Federal Government’s industrial relations reforms
- Demonstrating HR’s value
HR needs to be able to communicate the value that it brings to the table. Craig Donaldson speaks with David Sykes, CEO of Symantec, about the value HR can add and how it can best demonstrate this
- Why knowledge is power
When long-term members of staff leave an organisation, they also take with them organisational knowledge. Melissa Yen speaks with Professor Wayne Brockbank about knowledge transfer and why it will become increasingly important
- Defence follows private sector lead
One of our front page stories looks at the restructure of the Australian Defence Force’s HR function. The story notes that Defence is poised to launch a massive HR transformation which will split its strategic HR and service delivery functions and align HR more closely with Defence’s strategic priorities and decision making
- Global workforce engagement versus productivity: a paradox?
In Mid-April I travelled to Bangalore, India to deliver a two-day workshop on advanced talent management. I facilitate this workshop throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America and Europe. Delegates are usually thoughtful, vocal and a little impatient of theory – eager to roll up their sleeves and jump into discussions of leading edge talent management practices, tools and techniques