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  • Building intangible value from the outside in by

    Recent history demonstrates that the intangibles of business – quality of leadership, the ability to make things happen quickly, a clear growth strategy, strong functional competencies and brand recognition – matter in both bear and bull markets. Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood explain why

  • Cultural diversity, IBM style by

    Cultural diversity initiatives can provide organisations with a number of benefits, however there are a number of variables that can impact upon the success of such initiatives. Kylie Nicolson looks at the history of cultural diversity within IBM Australia, examines the business case for establishing diversity strategies and shares some of the initiatives employed by IBM

  • HR’s role in driving a high-performance culture by

    The HR profession has been on the receiving end of criticism and outright bashing over the past few years. But, as Libby Sartain writes, a proven method for elevating the HR role is for HR to become the change agent for creating a high-performance culture

  • Passing the baton: Restoring trust in the HR profession by

    The HR profession faces a crisis of trust and a loss of legitimacy in the eyes of its major stakeholders. However, as Tom Kochan writes, the profession can redefine its values, professional identity and responsibilities, and in doing so pass on the baton to a new generation

  • Alternatives to downsizing by

    Downsizing is taken as an unpleasant but real fact of today’s corporate life. However it need not be so. Franco Gandolfi examines some of the perils of downsizing, and presents some viable alternatives to retrenchment

  • HR salary trends by

    Q. I’m looking to move jobs and I’m wondering what you can tell me about current HR salary and benefit trends?

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