What does it take for an HRD to have a close working relationship with the CEO? What do CEOs prize about HR, and do they believe HR has a seat at the boardroom table? Joshua Gliddon talks to four leading chief executives to find out.
Cover Profile: Anne Jaakke, HRD at Fitness First
Health and fitness giant Fitness First
is undergoing a major transformation of its brand, people and programs. At the centre of the process is the company’s HRD Anne Jaakke, a veteran of the hospitality industry, who offers insights into the process of turning a company around.
Special Report: Retention
Holding onto good staff is a key element of the HRD’s job. This special report looks into the various ways a business can make sure the best people are happy – and productive.
In Person: Optus’ HR director Vaughan Paul
Optus’ Paul Vaughan speaks on the challenges and rewards associated with working at a large telecommunications company.
Cover story: CEOs speak on HR