Profiles

  • The difference between outsourced and in-house by

    Q. I’m an HR assistant with two years’ experience in healthcare and an MA in HRM, and I am currently studying for my CIPD. I have been offered a role in an investment bank, working through an outsourcing company. The role sounds great from an HR perspective but my job title would be on-site customer service consultant. Would working for an outsourced HR department affect my future in HR? Would I be doing similar things to an in-house role?

  • How to … create meaning at work by

    A recent survey by human capital management consultancy Penna revealed that one in four workers say their job plays a vital part in who they are

  • 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

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