HRD issue 12.05

by 05 Jun 2014
Change and change again: The comeback of Leighton Holdings
HR professionals know how the ebb and flow of broader economic conditions can impact on business operations. However, in extraordinary circumstances, the timeframe for such extremes can tighten dramatically. Such is the case with Leighton Holdings, as Iain Hopkins discovers

Data artistry
Data science is the new ‘rock star’ business profession that picks up where big data and analytics leave off. Tim Phillipps argues that, to become more predictive, organisations should recruit those who see the future and others who can visualise it for the rest of us

Blinded by the light
HR professionals who believe charisma is a vital trait of leaders are absolutely right – charisma is indispensable in terms of keeping employees engaged. However, it also has some serious drawbacks. Can psychometric assessment help keep the personality balance of executives in check?

Organisational design: Keeping your eye on the ball
When designing your organisation, your eyes must be kept firmly on the strategy, the whole strategy, and nothing but the strategy, or you could end up with a ‘disorganisation’ full of ‘busy fools’, argue Melvin Jay and Simon Collinson

Profile: Lisa Christy, SAP
With responsibilities stretching across 900 employees in Australia and New Zealand, Lisa Christy, HR director at tech giant SAP, has plenty on her plate. She reflects on 15 years in the HR profession, tough decisions, the appeal of IT and balancing work and personal life

Insight: Organisational strategy: Formulation vs execution
Infographic: What’s keeping your CEO up at night?