Development

Securing support for talent management can be a challenge for HR

Why HR hurts HR

The greatest resistance to implementing new talent management practices often comes from within HR itself, writes Marc Effron Talent management’s success relies largely on the human resource business partner in most organisations. Business partners broker the relationship with line executives and are responsible for implementing key talent management processes. While […]

Middle managers can be a roadblock to productivity

How middle managers roadblock productivity

Efforts to improve the productivity and performance of Australian organisations are being stymied by inefficient and under skilled middle managers, according to a recent research report. There are around half a million middle managers in Australia, and ATO data shows that 1.2 million Australians list their occupation as ‘manager’, according […]

The time has come for HR to step up to the business strategy plate.

How HR can step up to the strategy plate

HR professionals need to be more confident in their ability and clear about their responsibility for proactively impacting key business areas such as organisational transformation, developing leadership and change capability, according to a global consulting firm. The changing operational nature of HR has been something both practitioners and the profession […]

Michelle Zimany, human resources director – ANZ at Sanofi

6 keys for getting ahead in HR

Aspiring HR leaders need to remain curious about their business from a commercial perspective and be open to new and effective ways of making a positive impact on the business, according to Michelle Zimany, human resources director – ANZ at Sanofi. “You need to really understand what the business issues […]