Culture

There are a number of steps companies can take to create a competitive culture

3 steps to creating a competitive culture

HR can play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining a culture that contributes substantially to creating competitive advantage, writes Wayne Brockbank HR departments and line executives in companies throughout the world struggle to define and create corporate cultures that serve as the basis for competitive advantage. How do successful […]

Employers need to prepare for new flexible working rights

Are you prepared for new flexible working rights?

Employees are able to request flexible working conditions under new laws which also place specific obligations on employers, writes Shana Schreier-Joffe Increasingly, courts, tribunals and the government are recognising that the notion of an individual working eight or more hours a day for their employer, with little or no say […]

How to manage a global workforce

Top 10 tips for managing a global workforce

Cities beyond the traditional financial and business centres of the world are working to improve their quality of living so they can attract more foreign companies, according to a recent research report, which predicted these emerging cities will become major players that traditional financial centres and capital cities will have […]

Garry Adams, leader of Mercer’s talent business, Pacific

5 steps to improving workforce productivity

Productivity metrics don’t feature heavily enough on performance scorecards and many organisations are unable to truly define, measure and track productivity at the individual level, according to a global consulting firm. As such, organisations often find it easier to use traditional outcome based-financial measures as a proxy for workforce productivity, […]