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The University of Melbourne's professor Bill Harley is looking improve the manager link to productivity

How to improve the managerial link to productivity

Debates around productivity improvement are largely inconsequential unless organisations can find and implement innovative ways to build management capabilities and encourage effective people management, according to The University of Melbourne. “Centralised HR functions can put in place policies and procedures to encourage good practice, but we know that to be […]

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 […]

David Arkell, GE Australia & New Zealand’s HR leader

GE: annual performance reviews are dead

The annual performance review system is “dead”, and employees and their managers need a more engaging and regular process for managing performance, according to David Arkell, GE Australia & New Zealand’s human resources leader. “The annual performance review is dead,” he said. “It’s a dramatic comment, but the concept of […]

Leading on the Edge: Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World’s Most Extreme Workplace by Rachael Robertson

Author: Rachael Robertson Publisher: Wiley RRP: $29.95 Leading on the Edge: Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World’s Most Extreme Workplace is a rewarding account of author Rachael Robertson’s year-long expedition in Antarctica. Rachael gives an honest recount of her journey, shares her lessons learned and offers insights into […]