HR Strategy

  • Preparing for a downturn by

    No-one can predict where the economy will go, but there are enough worrying signs that savvy HR managers will begin thinking about what they would do in the event of a downturn

  • A career path for outsourcing professionals by

    Several months ago I introduced readers of this column to an initiative that has set out to define the skills and attributes of the outsourcing professional. Significant progress has been made since then

  • The industrial relations sky is not falling by

    With Labor’s victory in the recent federal election, there has been a lot of speculation and misinformation about proposed changes to industrial relations and the timetable for implementation

  • Much ado about nothing: generational change by

    There has been much made of the difference in generations and how this impacts the workplace. There have also been numerous surveys highlighting these differences and extrapolating on what this means for companies and managers

  • 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

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