Innovative HR Teams 2016
In late 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Innovation Statement made it clear just how important innovation will be to Australia’s future prosperity.
The statement outlined additional funding for complex research and development projects, incentives for investing in start-ups, and funding for programs to boost digital literacy and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. The statement also made it clear that more must be done to encourage women into science and technology. In short, it was a manifesto: a commitment to building a new economy underpinned and driven by digital skills.
The overwhelming response to HRD’s inaugural Innovative HR Teams list, sponsored by Maxxia, indicates the prime minister is not alone in wanting to create innovative workplaces. From large multinationals to smaller start-ups, through to government agencies, the definition of innovation was not limited to technological innovation (the natural assumption when ‘innovation’ is mentioned is that it must be technology-driven). Entries covered innovation in terms of HR service delivery, recruitment, D&I initiatives, L&D initiatives, and even the fi eld of neuroscience. Want to lead the way? Read on to find out what others are doing to ensure they remain leaders in their fields.