Opinion & Best Practice

  • Instep: HR - Not being tipped overboard by HCA

    There has been significant column space taken up in the general media about the increasing number of Australians being made redundant as organisations respond to the current business environment. Whilst HR has been significantly impacted, as a broad generalisation it would seem to date that HR practitioners are not being released into the supply market in large numbers. Craig Mason explores why this is the case

  • How to step up in a downturn by

    The current crisis provides an outstanding opportunity for HR to show real leadership, writes Les Pickett

  • Legal: The MatthewsFolbigg national workplace survey by HCA

    How well prepared are employers for the National Employment Standards (NES)? The MatthewsFolbigg national workplace survey reveals where the areas of prime concern lie, writes Fay Calderone

  • Finding opportunity in the knocks by

    There will be challenges as well as opportunities for HR in 2009, writes Roger Collins

  • Gender wars: Why does inequality still exist? by Iain Hopkins

    The position of Australian women executives is declining. Statistics confirm this and Agender in the Boardroom research (EOWA and Egon Zehnder International) exposes the systemic bias against women, revealing a multitude of barriers prevent women from getting to the top, and once there, they are then undervalued.Dianne Jacobs, founding principal, The Talent Advisors, asks why

  • HR: boom or bust? by

    Has HR missed its opportunity to establish itself as a trusted business partner during the boom? Matt Hewitson writes

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