Diamonds are forever – Jobs are not

Every Piece Tells a Story. That applies to the Michael Hill collection of jewelry. It could also easily apply to the jigsaw puzzle of skills and capabilities required in the next generation of employees behind this brand. Human Resources Director, Stewart Silk, oversees a...

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The best practice brain trap

You don't need to look beyond HR if you're in search of a sanctuary for best practices. HR has been at the helm of creating, sharing and implementing best practices for so long you could forgive a naive newcomer for wondering why, that being...

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How can HR add real business value?

In this video interview, Nick Sutcliffe, Executive Director at The Conference Board Asia, shares his insight on what it takes for HR to succeed in today’s data-driven business world and reveals where HR can often get it wrong.

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Marc Effron’s 3 predictions for HR

Wanting to help people is an honourable yet insufficient reason for being in HR. “Until we have HR teams staffed with people who come to work each morning saying, I cannot wait to see the data out of the system today in order to...

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HR: Take charge of your future

From staying abreast of new technologies and foreign exchange rates to exploring nascent products and markets, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is at the forefront of the country’s financial services sector. And when you’re in the business of managing money, you’re in the business...

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Is it time for HR to bring back common sense?

“Completely disconnected,” exclaims Michelle Dervan, HRD at Sensis, answering the Lab 1 topic question: in a hyper-connected world, is HR disconnected? “We finally have a seat at the table,” says Michelle, “but it’s from an HR standpoint instead of a true business contributor. HR...

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The Hogwarts of Human Resources

The whole world of work is changing rapidly, or as Kevin Wheeler puts it – the future of work has become a disruptive landscape ridden with dragons. As a result, HR professionals are now tasked with being “wizards” to proactively predict their organisations’ requirements...

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Becoming fluent in the language of business

The Gist For HR to truly be effective in supplying and managing talent, it must speak the same language as the rest of the business. HR must become a business partner, leveraging data to show the value they deliver. To remain effective, HR needs...

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HR and Technology – just keep it simple!

Is HR disconnected? It sure seems to be going that way, according to Trish Unwin, Transpacific’s Executive General Manager People, Environment & Reputation “A big part of the problem is that we’re relying on tools that don’t always deliver the innovation and efficiency promised...

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Disruptive technologies – is HR up for the challenge?

There are other significant trends that are challenging HR teams. We’re grappling with macro trends such as multiple generations in the workforce – generations that have different expectations and ways in which they work. For example, millennials are accustomed to receiving text messages and...

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The workforce is changing – 5 jobs facing extinction

Traditional models of work are no longer relevant. In the future, the workforce as we recognise it today will no longer exist. Disruptive technologies, labour imbalances, changing demographics, contractors, freelancers and virtual workers are changing the very DNA of the workforce. Some roles will become...

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