- The outsource resource
HR teams in many organisations lack the full range of skills and/or resources required by the businesses they serve. Consultants and outsourced solutions can bridge these skills gaps. Teresa Russell speaks with two organisations that run lean and mean HR operations without creating a dependency on their consultants or outsourced providers
- Come jump on the CSR bandwagon
It’s surprising that eighty per cent of CEOs admit that they don’t know anything (or very little) about Australia’s Emissions Trading Scheme (see CEOs hazy on emissions trading)
- Women in finance
THE PROPORTION of females working in the finance industry has fallen 3 per cent to 45 per cent since 1997, with female participation in the sector dropping off particularly in the older age groups.
- Holding the winning hand
When university graduate Benjamin Leopold applied for a job as a network analyst with Oliver Wyman in New York, he didn’t think he would get it
- Executive coaching
In the 2008 CIPD Annual Learning and Development survey in the UK, 71 per cent of the 730 companies surveyed were using either internal or external coaching. Of this group, 44 per cent offered coaching to all employees.
- Establish your own recognition tradition
In Europe 50,000 white-collar workers were asked the question: “When looking for a new job, what motivates others and what motivates you?” Eighth in the list of what they thought motivated others was: “A full appreciation of work done” – but that answer was ranked first on their list of what motivated them