Tag: business strategy

Komatsu Australia's MD & CEO, and general manager people & strategy, Colin Shaw say HR and strategy combine well together in driving business results

How Komatsu combines HR & strategy to drive results

HR and strategy go well together from a functional perspective and can play a key role in improving innovation, driving business alignment and delivering customer engagement, according to Komatsu Australia’s MD & CEO, Sean Taylor. The value of the HR and strategy function in Komatsu Australia goes much deeper than […]

HR professionals need to understand that their primary contribution to competitive advantage is by creating and sustaining effective organisation

How HR can drive sustainable competitive advantage

HR professionals need to understand that their primary contribution to competitive advantage is by creating and sustaining effective organisation, writes Wayne Brockbank Within Inside HR during 2015, I laid out the case for HR professionals to focus primarily on creating competitive organisations while also developing individual talent. I reviewed the […]

Organisations with a talent strategy are more than four times as likely to be in the top quartile of business outcomes

Clear talent strategy linked to better business outcomes

Organisations with a clear talent strategy are more likely to perform well on business outcomes, including innovation, efficiency and business agility, according to recent Bersin by Deloitte research. Developing a talent strategy – defined as interlocking decisions related to talent that enable an organisation to most effectively execute its business […]

3 steps to becoming a data-driven business

Organisations attempting to gain competitive advantage through data initiatives are stymied by a disconnect between how CEOs see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report. While the data boom has reduced executives’ reliance on gut feel […]

Bruce Highfield: lifting the agribusiness bar

A clear business vision and focus on development and innovation through internal sharing of knowledge and expertise have been key to the success of the world’s largest, diversified farmer, Olam International, according to its head of HR. Agriculture is Australia’s most productive sector, and Olam’s ‎executive general manager human resources […]