Opinion & Best Practice

  • Purpose and performance by External

    How important is purpose and performance in leadership development programs? Adam Canwell responds

  • How to manage mental well-being by HCA

    Managing mental wellbeing is one of the toughest tasks for a people manager. What legal obligations do employers hold?

  • 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

  • One porn move and it’s last (pay) cheque mate by

    The sacking of NSW Ports Minister and subsequent resignation of the HR director has shone the light yet again on inappropriate internet usage, writes Bryan Cook

  • Increasing HR’s influence by

    Many decisions, including who gets promoted and who gets laid off, are made less on the basis of performance and more as a matter of organisational politics.

  • Don’t bury IR as an election issue just yet by

    With only three days to go until the federal election, Joydeep Hor looks at what an elected Abbott government might mean for HR

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