Opinion & Best Practice

  • A problem with HR technology projects by

    Technology roll-outs are commonplace in today’s ever-changing world, but they are often poorly handled. Ari Kopoulos provides his change management tips.

  • Frontline Intelligence: HR Consulting - Paying for performance by

    As Andrew Brock writes, by having the right culture and context, rewarding desired outcomes can be a very powerful motivator, both from a financial, and importantly, a recognition perspective.

  • Face-to-face equals best friends forever by

    In the age of the hot-desking, ‘always on’, mobile device clutching workforce multiple electronic channels are de rigeur. Warrick Glynn questions whether this is the best way to communicate, particularly when the message is sensitive or unpalatable.

  • There are none so blind as those that will not see says Rupert Murdoch by HCA

    As Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire comes under renewed criticism, Pia Lee outlines why Murdoch has failed not just in terms of corporate governance, but also in terms of guidance, values and vision.

  • Managing is knowing your people by

    One of the best books ever written on talent management is The Talent Masters by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan (published November, 2010). The book reveals the special characteristics that separate truly effective talent management from programs that seem ok but don't have a big impact.

  • High hopes for post-GFC pay rises: a challenge for HR professionals by

    With the GFC storm navigated on these shores, employees and jobseekers are now looking forward to a nice pay rise after months of inaction. But Australian employers aren’t quite ready to boost remuneration budgets to pre-GFC levels. Derek Berry, principal, human capital at Mercer, discusses the challenges this brings

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