- Walking the line
“It’s show business, not show friends.” Or so the saying goes. But where does that leave HR? As Australia faces the impact of globalisation, a private equity boom, low levels of unemployment and an economy that demands transformation within its workforce, business focus remains on processes, productivity and ultimately, cost effectiveness
- Has HR really changed?
In August 2005, Fast Company Magazine published an article that launched a firestorm among HR professionals worldwide
- The people equation: cost versus value
HR is often perceived as a cost centre within organisations. Melissa Yen speaks with Wayne Cascio about the economic and financial impact of HR initiatives and people investments, and what HR can do to capitalise on return on investment
- HR strategy: myth or reality?
HR professionals need a well-rounded skill set in order to take a more strategic approach. However, as Personnel Today recently found, there are a number of different views on just what the skill sets should be comprised of
- Give value, or give notice
“HR must give value or give notice,” according to Dave Ulrich. While his comment would appear to be fairly easy to understand, some HR professionals still seem to struggle with putting it into practice
- What makes talent tick?
The many bottom line benefits of employing talented people are well-known, but how well do companies really recognise talent? Craig Donaldson speaks with some leaders in the field about what makes talent tick and how to best nurture it