Learning and development

  • Where did the business partner model go wrong? by

    The business partner model was supposed to be the superhero solution, the HR silver bullet to give the profession the recognition it deserves … but it didn’t work out that way. Personnel Today’s Ross Bentley investigates

  • Riding the executive learning curve by

    Tim-poor business professionals and graduates who need a quick refresher course are two common profiles of attendees at open executive education courses. However market demand for executive education has changed in the last few years as business booms. Teresa Russell reports

  • Eenie meenie miney mo? by

    Selection testing has been around for decades and the range of instruments and providers seem endless. Teresa Russell looks at some offerings in the market and looks at how companies use different tailored testing instruments to great effect

  • Getting maximum business benefit from employee benefits by

    We are looking to roll out an employee benefits program to our employees. What steps can I take to ensure that it assists to achieve our 2008 HR objectives of staff attraction and retention, and make sure we get the maximum return on our investment?

  • Frustrated with hiring managers by

    I am a HR manager who has an active role in the recruitment activities of our business. I find myself frustrated with the hiring managers who always want to hire someone who has done the exact same role before that we are looking to fill. They have unrealistic expectations and cannot see the need to hire someone who has room to grow into the role. How can I get them to see the need to hire on potential and move away from the ‘tick the box’ hiring mentality?

  • Leading from the front by

    Although most organisations now recognise the urgent need to develop new leaders to fill their talent pipelines, many don’t know where to start. Teresa Russell speaks with GE and Toyota about the process and how they go about developing their leaders

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