Development

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, […]

Leadership and management: same or different?

Are leadership and management the same or different? And does your answer to this question matter? Yes and yes, writes Roger Collins There is a tendency in the media, in speeches and other communications by CEOs and senior executives and even in business schools to use the terms leadership and […]

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. In the most […]

Human capital is unquestionably a key driver of long-term investment value in most companies today, and Halliday affirms that the collective quality of a workforce’s knowledge, skills and experience can play a major role in improving the performance of a company.

Driving investment value with HR

Short-termism is a common issue with investors, and both companies and shareholders need to understand and communicate drivers of long-term investment value. One thousand one hundred and twenty-seven factory workers were killed and approximately 2500 more were injured when the Rana Plaza building – an illegally built garment sweatshop – […]

The relationship between HR and finance is necessary.

Can finance really love HR?

HR executives and their finance counterparts believe a stronger partnership is in their future, especially when it comes to helping their organisations boost performance and improve their return on investment in people. The two functions agree on many people- and performance-related issues, but diverge in terms of how broadly and […]