Profiles

  • HR focus on talent and capability by

    The top three pressures facing HR executives today are attracting, retaining and growing talent (67 per cent), being able to better support the business by focusing HR on core capabilities (47 per cent) and supporting business changes (41 per cent), according to a Hewitt Associates survey of nearly 100 large US companies representing 2 million employees

  • Jumping on the HR brand wagon by

    In the face of a rapidly shrinking talent pool, attracting and retaining good employees is a critical factor for many organisations. Melissa Yen speaks with Beiersdorf Australia’s Keith Power about the company’s award-winning employer branding strategy

  • Considering hiring and firing by

    Q. I have recently been informed that our company will be making a number of redundancies, and the HR department itself could be under threat. I am in a difficult position where I need to keep up morale, but I am also considering looking for work elsewhere. What is the best way to keep my options open?

  • How to … get the best from work experience by

    In a survey of top employers conducted by the Association of Graduate Recruiters, structured work experience was deemed to be the most effective way of selecting graduate recruits. And if you’re looking to get into or get on in HR, a work placement is a good start

  • My brilliant career – Maree Morgan-Monk by

    Human Resources Manager, Novotel Northbeach, Wollongong

  • Morningitis gives workers the blues by

    ‘Morningitis’ is a real workplace risk, according to a study of 750,000 workers’ compensation claims. The study found that every weekday morning was more hazardous than the afternoon, but the effect was most pronounced on Monday and gradually tapered off during the week

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