Sliding doors: HR lessons from the C-suite

What if the CEO, CFO, CIO, CMO became CHRO for one year? What would they prioritise? And how can CHROs make the most of their relationships with executive peers? Different perspectives from across the C-suite offer HR new ways of thinking and working.

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Dialing Up Innovation

In a fast-paced and turbulent business environment like telecommunications, where entering new markets and acquiring new businesses are par for the course, it is essential for HR to understand the people implications of business decisions. In the volatile and uncertain world of telecommunications, the people...

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How HR Can Change the Game

The Cleveland Cavaliers. The Portugal National Football Team. The New Zealand All Blacks. These teams have one thing in common – they’ve all hoisted a championship trophy over their heads. Their journeys to the final game might have taken different paths, but you can bet...

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Show me the numbers!

HR can now arm itself with the technology to gather and analyse volumes of HR data. So are business leaders receiving the strategic workforce intelligence necessary to inform business decisions? Not according to futurist, Kevin Wheeler.

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A Century Behind – can HR move forward?

In Kevin Wheeler’s observation, today’s HR is a perfect fit for the work environment of last century. Consumer and employee attitudes and expectations have evolved dramatically and business has had to transform beyond recognition to compete and survive. Sadly, HR in most organisations is failing...

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It’s Debateable

You had to be there! The Talent Lab Forum, held at Melbourne’s RACV City Club last week, saw Lab contributors and thought leaders come together over lunch to debate three current hot topics in business and HR. I’ll summarise the for and against arguments that...

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Beyond Paint-by-Numbers

Organisational performance is everybody’s job – or at least it should be. It is the platform from which each function in the organization should address what needs to happen to enable, align with and execute on the business strategy. So says Rose Clements, a...

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Not Rocket Science

With the plethora of data available today to HR to formulate predictive workforce metrics, why do business leaders still believe the quality of business information emanating from HR fails to meet their needs? Nick Sutcliffe takes a realistic look at what HR data is and...

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The Foundational Role of HR

Brita Goodwin, General Manager of HR for the Retail Division of The Just Group, has a different take on HR’s fundamental role within the business than many other HR executives. She sees it as a foundational rock that supports business growth and organisational performance,...

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Is HR optimising the use of analytics?

There is no shortage of data available when it comes to human resources – the real challenge is integrating disparate information to create meaningful insights that business managers can use. Peter Forbes sees plenty of scope for HR to improve its use of people metrics...

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Three HR Ideas Worth Sharing

Fact: the past is no longer a reliable predictor of the future. What’s more, many of the legacy practices that have carried over to today’s workplaces are slowing progress down. Case in point: functional silos once created specialisation that drove efficiency – predominantly in manufacturing...

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Be a Business Person First, HR Second

We’ve been asking this question since 1967 when I graduated from university. And it bothers me that after more than 50 years, we’re still asking it! HR ought to be a critical player, not just an advisor. There are questions that every business asks that...

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HR Has Its Say

When you’re in charge of the people, property and procurement functions within an established 134-year-old company, ensuring that the Human Resources function is capable of adapting to changing economic realities is of particular importance. Ashleigh Loughnan shares the role that HR plays within the...

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What does today’s CEO need from HR?

The stakes are increasingly high in business today and CEOs need to surround themselves with functional leaders that can see beyond the current challenges and prepare their organisations for the future. For HR, that’s a leap from what the function has delivered in the...

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Mastering the Art and Science of HR

HR suffers from a long history of self-critical introspection, and it’s time for the function to come into its own as a contributing member of the C-suite, capable of influencing a company’s overall business strategy. That’s the belief of Jim Nolan, Director of Business...

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Introduction to Talent Lab 3

PageUp launches Talent Lab 3, the latest in a series of provocative thought leadership content putting HR under the microscope. CEO Karen Cariss reveals the new topic, "Organisational Performance: how can HR move the needle?" Karen opens the discussion on HR's current and future role...

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Fluidity: Key to HR Function

Much as water sustains life, so too does the HR function play a role in helping to sustain the health of an organisation. For Seqwater, one of Australia’s largest utilities, the most successful approach has been for HR to find proactive ways to deliver...

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Just keeping up? That’s not enough.

Are you a futurist for your organisation? HR can and should play a leadership role in the roadmap to the future. Here, Kedge Managing Director Yvette Montero Salvatico talks about the mindset and paradigm shifts necessary to address knowledge-age issues and challenges. Yvette sees the...

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