- Profile: A change for the better
Paula Ward has funnelled a passion for environmental sustainability into an impressive HR career in professional services firms. Iain Hopkins reports
- Demographic fault line running through workforce
There is a “demographic fault line” running through the Australian labour force, whereby generational gaps will see the number of new entrants to the workforce decrease steadily over the next 50 years, according to leading demographer Bernard Salt
- Minimise risk of retrenchment
As a mid-level HR professional, I am concerned about the impact new economic conditions might have on my career. In the last few years I have been focusing on developing a specialisation in learning and development. Should I continue down this path, or reposition myself as an all-rounder?
- My brilliant career – Paula Ward
I am the National Human Resources Director for PKF with responsibility for leading the HR and Knowledge, Learning & Development (KLD) teams.
- Sickies cost $26.6 billion per annum
Australians take on average 8.62 days of sick leave/personal leave each year, costing the economy around $26.6 billion per annum, or $3,017 per employee, according to the 2008 Absence Management Survey by Direct Health Solutions
- Engaged staff the right stuff
Success and continued growth in Novartis is attributable to two HR-driven factors: employee engagement and a warm, collaborative and participative work culture. Sarah O’Carroll speaks to Charlie Hough and Makarand Tare about winning HR strategies at Novartis