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  • Getting a snapshot of the current HR climate by

    I am a senior HR manager about to relocate with my partner from Auckland to Brisbane. I have an undergraduate degree in human resources management and more than 10 years’ experience within three large NZ professional services firms

  • The challenge of walking and chewing gum: becoming a more effective leader by

    Many organisations become trapped in the status quo long after the quo has lost its status. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to invest time and effort into sustaining the relevance of our organisations, writes Roger Collins

  • HR positions fail to engage by

    MANY HR hiring managers are currently using recruitment practices that fail to engage job seeking HR professionals, a recent report has found

  • Gillard berates Telstra tactics by

    TELSTRA’S DECISION to abandon negotiations with unions for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) have received a cold reception in Canberra, with Julia Gillard, Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, rejecting the company’s reasons for walking away from talks

  • The feedback payback by

    360-degree feedback is an established tool that assesses employee and managerial performance. Teresa Russell talks with two organisations that use different tools, in different ways, for different staff and with very different outcomes

  • Plugging into HR central by

    What’s best? A central HR function where all HR-related matters can be addressed by a group of experts? Or should companies do away with HR and make it the responsibility of line managers? Kate Gibbs looks at the pros and cons of centralised, decentralised and hybrid HR models

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