Profiles

  • TEAM:ING with the CEO by

    The labour market upheaval has turned the spotlight on HR, but ING head Harry Stout has long been aware of the importance of having his HR team as close allies. Sarah O’Carroll reports

  • Profile: A change for the better by Iain Hopkins

    Paula Ward has funnelled a passion for environmental sustainability into an impressive HR career in professional services firms. Iain Hopkins reports

  • Demographic fault line running through workforce by

    There is a “demographic fault line” running through the Australian labour force, whereby generational gaps will see the number of new entrants to the workforce decrease steadily over the next 50 years, according to leading demographer Bernard Salt

  • Minimise risk of retrenchment by

    As a mid-level HR professional, I am concerned about the impact new economic conditions might have on my career. In the last few years I have been focusing on developing a specialisation in learning and development. Should I continue down this path, or reposition myself as an all-rounder?

  • My brilliant career – Paula Ward by

    I am the National Human Resources Director for PKF with responsibility for leading the HR and Knowledge, Learning & Development (KLD) teams.

  • Sickies cost $26.6 billion per annum by

    Australians take on average 8.62 days of sick leave/personal leave each year, costing the economy around $26.6 billion per annum, or $3,017 per employee, according to the 2008 Absence Management Survey by Direct Health Solutions

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