Opinion & Best Practice

  • Skills and behaviours of great leaders by External

    Penelope Cottrill, principal practice lead, leadership & learning at Nous Group, outlines the key attributes leaders must have in 2017

  • Dismissing an employee overseas by External

    With a global workforce, understanding your legal responsibilities as an employer has never been more critical. George Cooper, partner, Melbourne and Asia at Ashurst, outlines which jurisdiction applies  for employers based overseas

  • Adapting to change through coaching by

    With research showing that the brain is not 'hard-wired' early in life to work in a certain way, Dr Hilary Armstrong outlines how a basic understanding of neuroscience and a good coach can ease fear of change.

  • Thinking of replacing your HRIS? Perhaps you should think again... by

    Time to upgrade or replace your HRIS? First weigh all the options, suggests Peter Forbes.

  • There are none so blind as those that will not see says Rupert Murdoch by HCA

    As Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire comes under renewed criticism, Pia Lee outlines why Murdoch has failed not just in terms of corporate governance, but also in terms of guidance, values and vision.

  • Managing is knowing your people by

    One of the best books ever written on talent management is The Talent Masters by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan (published November, 2010). The book reveals the special characteristics that separate truly effective talent management from programs that seem ok but don't have a big impact.

  • High hopes for post-GFC pay rises: a challenge for HR professionals by

    With the GFC storm navigated on these shores, employees and jobseekers are now looking forward to a nice pay rise after months of inaction. But Australian employers aren’t quite ready to boost remuneration budgets to pre-GFC levels. Derek Berry, principal, human capital at Mercer, discusses the challenges this brings

  • Opinion: The risks of consumer technologies at work by

    Employees are becoming more confident in asking their managers to provide them with consumer technologies at work – or bringing in their own. Greg Singh of RSA weighs up the risks the technology brings

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