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  • 2008: Buoyant HR job market ahead by

    2008 is shaping up to be a good year for HR jobs. Craig Donaldson speaks with a number of experts about the latest trends and how HR professionals can make the most of career opportunities over the coming year

  • Line managers key to good HR by

    THE ROLE of line managers is becoming increasingly important in influencing employee engagement in the workplace, according to a recent UK report

  • Succession planning still in its infancy by

    WHILE COMPANIES are realising that succession planning is no longer simply a rescue plan to manage the exit of CEOs from an organisation, recent research has found that succession planning is too often unstructured, under-resourced and clouded in mystery

  • How learning really happens by

    TRADITIONAL NOTIONS of learning suggest that the best way to add value in learning is by defining outcomes and then carefully designing content and processes in order to get there

  • Steps to successful HR business partnering by

    HR business partnering is on the increase, but what does partnering really mean? Is it just a change of title, a fad, or a permanent change to the way HR will operate in the future? Shirley Dalziel and Judith Strange look at the keys to successful HR business partnering

  • How effective is your training? by

    A training needs analysis is the rock on which any L&D strategy should be built. However, learning and development has been known to spring up in organisations in the absence of any identified need. Teresa Russell speaks with two companies whose training needs analyses initiated positive, measurable organisational change

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