HR Strategy

  • The business benefits of culture by

    Culture has traditionally been seen as one of those warm and fuzzy things that falls under the domain of HR. This is often because executives and management are happy to relegate the responsibility of culture change to the too hard basket, and are not willing to engage with their people in a real and meaningful way. However, there are an increasing number of executives that are putting culture on their agenda

  • Talent management and corporate social investment by

    Milton Friedman said, “The only social responsibility of business is to increase its profits”. On the other hand, Michael Porter said, “CSR has emerged as an inescapable priority for business leaders in every country.”

  • 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

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