Learning and development

  • Cultural diversity, IBM style by

    Cultural diversity initiatives can provide organisations with a number of benefits, however there are a number of variables that can impact upon the success of such initiatives. Kylie Nicolson looks at the history of cultural diversity within IBM Australia, examines the business case for establishing diversity strategies and shares some of the initiatives employed by IBM

  • Emotional Intelligence: a bright idea or bogus fad? by

    Emotional Intelligence (EI) is hotly debated in academic literature. It has won some great fans in the corporate world, as well as attracting its fair share of sceptics. Teresa Russell looks at the practical application of EI and exposes some of the common pitfalls

  • Grow your own leaders by

    Recent research confirms what many HR professionals have known for years. Employees with strong leaders are significantly more productive than those with weak leaders. Teresa Russell talks to three companies that have invested heavily in leadership development programs and discovers some of the benefits and problems associated with growing your own leaders

  • Passing the baton: Restoring trust in the HR profession by

    The HR profession faces a crisis of trust and a loss of legitimacy in the eyes of its major stakeholders. However, as Tom Kochan writes, the profession can redefine its values, professional identity and responsibilities, and in doing so pass on the baton to a new generation

  • Bottom-line benefits of leadership development by

    Leadership is the topic du jour for many HR professionals, but many organisations still struggle with how to treat tomorrow’s leaders today.

  • The 360-degree spin by

    360-degree feedback is a well-rounded and established method of assessing employee managerial performance. Craig Donaldson looks at how a leading automotive retailer has successfully used 360-degree feedback to develop its leaders and improve business performance

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