HRD issue 12.08

by 28 Aug 2014

Global HR survey
HRD asked over 4,000 HR professionals globally for their opinions about their profession. The results provide a snapshot of the health of the profession, showcasing what’s being done well and what needs to improve

Form follows function: HR models in the spotlight
In 2014, businesses face unique and unprecedented challenges. Has HR positioned itself in the most effective way to meet these challenges? Iain Hopkins weighs the pros and cons of the dominant Ulrich model and looks at possible alternatives

Work-life integration
The issue of gender inequality in all ranks of the corporate world continues to haunt most organisations, but strides are being made. Jill Gregorie talks to two global HR leaders about the practical steps their organisations are taking to build female leaders

The way of the SEAL
Comparisons between the corporate world and the life and death situations faced by elite military units may seem tenuous – but there are fundamentals common to both. Who better to coach leadership and human performance than an ex-Navy SEAL? 

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 employer brands, corporate volunteering and how to manage a contingent workforce

News analysis: Pre-employment screening
In brief: Internal social media 
Last word: Generations at work