Opinion & Best Practice

  • Recognition in the flow of work by External

    Instead of being a one-off or occasional manager-led task, Jeremy Salter, employee engagement lead at Grass Roots, recommends that recognition be woven into the everyday flow of work

  • Preparing for future tech by External

    The workplace of tomorrow will require a different set of skills. Jenny Dearborn, chief learning officer at SAP, outlines what’s in store

  • Making talent metrics count by

    What’s the key to HR becoming a more strategic contributor to business? Peter Howes outlines the increasing importance and sophistication of HR analyrics.

  • Joining the C-suite – What’s expected now? by

    Being a member of the C-team requires giving up not only control of day to day tasks but actually having a much more ill defined set of metrics that measure individual success. Cindy Wahler outlines what to expect.

  • 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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