Strategy

There are seven steps HR can take to earn a seat at the table. Source: Thinkstock

7 steps to earning a seat at the table

In organisations where HR is sidelined or not fully included in business decisions, HR directors need to upgrade their skills around talent management in order to demonstrate its importance in supporting business objectives and value in adding competitive advantage, according to a recent SilkRoad research report. It noted that HR […]

Linda Devereux, general manager of human resources for Atlas Iron

4 keys to building a great CEO relationship

There are four important elements in building and managing relationships with CEOs and other C-level executives, according to Linda Devereux, general manager of human resources for iron ore producer Atlas Iron. The four keys to building and managing relationships- Each senior executive in the ASX 200 listed company, from its […]

HR needs to play an critical role in the design of future workforces

How HR can manage skills across hybrid workforces

The world of work is changing at breakneck speed, and HR needs to take a proactive role in leading their company into the new work reality, writes Kjetil Olsen, vice president of online work platform, Elance Due to ever-increasing globalisation, an accelerating technological revolution and changing lifestyle demands, we’re entering […]

There are many practical applications of big data for HR

How HR can harness big data

There are many practical applications of big data for HR. However, a strong partnership between the business and HR is essential if big data is to yield significant P&L impact, writes Heidi Spirgi Most companies today make hiring, promotion and development decisions based on anecdotal data, a lot of gut […]

There are a number of steps companies can take to create a competitive culture

3 steps to creating a competitive culture

HR can play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining a culture that contributes substantially to creating competitive advantage, writes Wayne Brockbank HR departments and line executives in companies throughout the world struggle to define and create corporate cultures that serve as the basis for competitive advantage. How do successful […]