Iain Hopkins

Iain Hopkins

Iain is a managing editor with Key Media.


Having written and edited magazines across seven industries and five continents, Iain’s specialist areas are human resources, leadership and management.

Contact: Iain.Hopkins@keymedia.com


  • Getting smarter with data: LinkedIn’s HR big data journey

    HR analytics is starting to influence how HR decision-making is made, but do HR professionals have the skills required to get the most from the data they are gathering?

  • Dave Ulrich exclusive: CEO succession – are you ready for the top job?

    The research is in and it might surprise some: CHROs make great CEOs. HC talks to research head, Dave Ulrich, about what it means for the HR profession.

  • Perfect match: L&D personality profiling

    We do it for everything from online dating to spotting the next generation of leader – why not apply the same personality profiling methodology to the learning experience?

  • Crunching the data

    As a new wave of employee communication monitoring technology kicks off, 2015 might be the year when HR analytics finally comes of age

  • Lighter side: Strippers see red over contractor classification

    As if to prove that workplace laws exist for everyone, no matter the work being undertaken, a group of exotic dancers in the US have been awarded nearly $10.9m for being unfairly classified as independent contractors by their club.

  • Sarah Rodgers: ​Ready for Take-Off

    Ensuring travellers get to and from their destinations as smoothly as possible takes a huge effort – and ultimately comes down to the deft management of a vast array of employees. Iain Hopkins steps behind the scenes to see how HR operates ...

  • ​In Person : Mary Basson

    With attractions including Madame Tussauds, The Sydney Tower, Falls Creek and Underwater World Mooloolaba under its belt, Mary Basson, HR director at Merlin Entertainments Group ANZ, knows how to have fun at work. She chats to HRD about emp ...

  • Janine Frew: Reshaping an Icon

    Rapid overseas growth, corporate restructuring and massive market sector disruption might flummox some change-wearied HR professionals – but not this month’s profiled HRD, who relishes the challenge and is looking ahead to a new era for an ...

  • ​In Person: Cindy Reid, Konica Minolta

    Cindy Reid, Konica Minolta’s Australian head of HR, reflects upon balancing the humanitarian and commercial aspects of HR, lessons learnt from bad leaders, and how she is preparing for a massive transformation project

  • Five Minutes With...Rachael Fitzpatrick, HR director for APJ at Akamai

    Akamai HR director Rachael Fitzpatrick tells HC why she would like to see a focus on softer skills and why Beatle George Harrison would be a great dinner guest.

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