- Leaders need to move from resignation to resilience
How do leaders create organisations that will emerge better than before the GFC? Leaders need to look beyond the tough times for opportunities in the current climate, keep an unwavering eye on their strategic objectives and use their values in decision making.
- When travel unravels – telecommuting will be a must
When oil prices begin to rise, HR will need to be proactive and revisit the idea of telecommuting, writes David Creelman
- Cultural diversity, IBM style
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
- Passing the baton: Restoring trust in the HR profession
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
- Strategic workforce planning enables smarter HR decisions
Companies have made little progress in the area of strategic workforce planning, despite evidence that it can drastically help a firm decipher how to best invest in their workforce and in which areas to trim back.
- Lessons from Great Depression
Innovation, early cost-cutting and investment in R&D are three common strategies of companies which emerged strongly from the Great Depression and from which companies can learn today.