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How HR can best add to your business value

HR professionals must focus on a few critical areas in order to effectively contribute to business results, writes Wayne Brockbank For the past 25 years, the University of Michigan and the RBL Group have conducted the Human Resource Competency Study with research partners from around the world to look at […]

What’s your talent philosophy?

Few companies have an explicit talent management philosophy, but it’s a straightforward process to develop and implement one, writes Marc Effron Could you say that your company has clear guidelines for how long it’s OK to be an average (50th percentile) performer? Or could you say there is consensus among […]

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What does the workplace of the future look like?

Workplaces of the future will be designed around individuals instead of institutions, and will operate like interconnected hubs, allowing people to select work spaces that suit their changing needs and wants. “We think that ideas will move between people, not institutions,” said Juliet Bourke, human capital partner at Deloitte. “In […]

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Productivity: a missed opportunity for HR?

HR is missing a significant opportunity by not getting involved in the ownership of productivity-related drivers within organisations, according to a leading expert in workforce planning and analytics. “When we talk about workforce productivity, the interesting thing is HR people don’t really feel like that’s their job,” said Jeff Higgins, […]

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How to improve skills and boost productivity

While some firms undertake workforce planning and development in an effective and sophisticated way, there are many others which don’t, according to the head of Australia’s peak skills advisory body. “All of our forecasting shows that we will need more skills and higher level skills,” said Robin Shreeve, CEO of […]