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

  • Instep: Take a walk in their shoes by HCA

    Craig Mason examines how HR professionals can boost their levels of business acumen

  • A new definition of productivity by HCA

    Productivity is broader and more pervasive than the old concept of profitability, writes Dr Tim Baker

  • Depression: Coming back from the black by

    Feeling like you are treading water in a whirlpool? Are you struggling with continued interruptions that leave your mind always cloudy? Finding it difficult to switch off from work and sleep properly? Wound up like a spring? Rest assured, you are not alone.

  • Legal: Employers warned to avoid adverse action by HCA

    A new course of action is available against employers under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act), which commenced on 1 July 2009, known as 'adverse action'. Fay Calderone outlines the requirements for employers

  • Why not trade surplus talent with other firms? by

    If you want to be strategic and make quantum steps in performance, look outside your familiar zone. Step beyond the best practices in your industry and find new ways to leverage your resources, including talent.

  • Rio Tinto: repeating Foster's cultural mistakes in China by

    Rio Tinto is repeating Foster's cultural mistakes in China - and may not see the full costs until much later, writes Dr Mona Chung

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