Opinion & Best Practice

  • Placing value on valued employees by External

    John Day, CEO of Smartequity, explains how a well-designed employee remuneration strategy firmly anchored in business objectives helps organisations attract, retain and motivate employees

  • Raising the performance bar by External

    Performance management is one critical component of HR’s mandate that is getting a helping hand from technology. HRD chats to Nathan Reynolds, Ceridian's director of sales, Australia & New Zealand, to find out how

  • Ten tips for sharpening your project communications by

    With countless projects being carried out in business, on large and small scales, Alison Wines looks at how to plan, execute and follow through on a successful project.

  • Finding the 'hook factor' in your business by

    While the IR debate rages on about lifting Australia’s productivity and growth rates, Pia Lee writes that this is more than just a sterile debate about workplace law; rather a call to arms around employee engagement.

  • 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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