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Wesfarmers: why HR leaders need to work with boards

The human capital agenda is becoming more important at board level and HR leaders need to be comfortable in working effectively with directors, according to Wesfarmers’ chief human resources officer, Ben Lawrence. “Boards have really dialed up their interest around the human capital agenda and they have a high expectation […]

Change on the horizon for HR structures

Some big changes may be in store for corporate HR functions within the next two years as companies around the globe face mounting pressure to improve the delivery and effectiveness of HR services. Companies have been carefully examining both their HR structures and the way HR services are being delivered, […]

How Google reinvented HR

Google’s reinvention of its HR function through people analytics has had a dramatic impact on its business success, writes Dr John Sullivan Google is one of the most valuable firms in the world by market capitalisation. the majority of the world’s most valuable companies could be accurately described as old […]

Doing more with less: the lean, talented workforce

The HR function has been under increasing pressure to do more with less. However, as Craig Donaldson writes, effective talent management is critical to developing a lean but productive and talented workforce Doing more with less is a common challenge faced by HR departments and professionals. from increased reliance on […]

Why culture matters to business

Paying attention to culture does matter to the business, because it is a company’s culture that fuels the dominant drivers of share price today, writes Dave Hanna Organisational culture is a topic that continues to polarise the corporate world. My definition of culture is very simply “the way we do […]