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  • No confidence in consultants by

    DESPITE THE large supply of human capital consultants in Australia, almost half of Australian companies are not confident that existing service providers meet their needs, according to a recent survey

  • People leave managers, not companies by

    WHILE PEOPLE often join companies with high expectations, it is often their managers and supervisors that they leave, and not the company

  • Talent management in Coca-Cola: the fizz from within by

    Forced to recruit marketing expertise externally, drinks giant Coca-Cola set about ensuring it had a flow of internal talent ready to step up. The UK’s Nick Martindale reports

  • Keeping your best and brightest by

    According to a recent survey, 61 per cent of Australian employers are having difficulty finding the right people to fill jobs – a dramatic increase compared to 2006. Teresa Russell looks at how organisations are making retention a strategic imperative in practice

  • The power of trust by

    Can cultural concepts such as trust, respect, caring, and employee empowerment turn profits from virtually zero to $100 million in six years? According to Keith Tempest, CEO of TrustPower, which was named New Zealand’s top performing company in 2007 by Fortune magazine, organisational culture is more than just a nebulous concept and has a very real impact on profits. Sarah O’ Carroll reports

  • The importance of getting recruitment right by

    Some of the biggest and most constant challenges that plague organisations are people related. These challenges are not always obvious, but become more visible the higher you go up the management chain. Organisations usually put a raft of strategies in place to deal with the business symptoms of such people-related problems, and sometimes these wonderfully flawed strategies are created by the people who created the problems in the first place. Such strategies often leave HR out of the equation, and fail to address the cause of the problem – the wrong people in the wrong jobs

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