HRD issue 12.12

by 18 Dec 2014

Cover: HR goes to the circus
There is perhaps no display of the human spirit more stunning than the performances put on by Cirque du Soleil. Jill Gregorie uncovers the secrets to obtaining the rarest and most exceptional talent this world has to offer – and the culture that makes them stay

Year in review
HRD looks back at the trends that have shaped HR in 2014, including key events and developments in workplace law, reward & recognition, technology, diversity, and recruitment

Service matters
Peter Szilagyi explores how HR can transform its customer service delivery model and dispels the myth that internal departments, such as HR , do not need to require high quality service to customers

Good migrations – protecting the relocation investment
Australia’s critical skills shortage is threatening to slow growth in many sectors, leading to an increased number of companies looking overseas to fill the gap. Sharon Swift explores the issues companies should consider when relocating overseas talent

On the move: Conquering China
An estimated 40% of expatriated workers return home prematurely, costing employers millions of dollars every year. Chinese broadcasting giant CCTV provides valuable insights on how small considerations can yield huge savings

In brief: News
News analysis: Global industrial action
Last word: Work-life balance