Culture is critically important to business success worldwide, however, there is a clear disparity between the way companies view culture and the way they treat it, and many executives believe a major overhaul of their organisational culture is required, according to recent research. While 60 per cent of executives globally […]
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The Asia Pacific region cemented its position as the world’s second largest merger and acquisition (M&A) market in 2013 and outbound Chinese M&A activity is likely to increase in 2014, according to a global professional services firm. Last year, acquirers in Asia Pacific enjoyed their best performance since the 2008 […]
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 […]
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 […]
While some firms undertake workforce planning and development in an effective and sophisticated way, there are many others which don’t, according to the head of Australia’s peak skills advisory body. “All of our forecasting shows that we will need more skills and higher level skills,” said Robin Shreeve, CEO of […]