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How to globalise managers’ leadership skills

Global roles require more than cross-cultural understanding, and there are a number of essential attributes of successful global leaders, writes Jennie Walker Do your managers need to work with people from other parts of the world? Are some of your organisation’s opportunities, in terms of markets and supplies, outside of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]