Nicola Meyer-Smith, executive director of human resources for Nielsen, says the business is getting better at attracting top talent in Australia and overseas

Leading digital change at Nielsen

In Nielsen’s bid to transform itself into a stronger digital enterprise over the coming years, one of the main challenges it faces is the acquisition of key top talent with more specialised skillsets, according to the business’ executive director of human resources, Nicola Meyer-Smith. “Our focus on diversity in our […]

Boards are increasingly becoming more reliant on direct communication with senior executives, including HR executives.

How to win over directors and influence boards

While boards increasingly appreciate the strategic role HR can play, many HR professionals may lack exposure to their board or shy away from direct communication and engagement due to a lack of understanding of what the board needs or wants, according to the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). “HR professionals […]

The top fear of CEOs is being found incompetent

What is your CEO afraid of?

The biggest fear held by CEOs is apprehension of being found incompetent, according to research from a corporate consulting firm. This particular fear can weaken confidence, destabilise inter-executive relationships and create seriously shaky leadership, said Roger Jones, chief executive at Vantage Hill Partners, which conducted the research. Of the 116 […]