• A case for ditching team bonding days?

    Every year companies spend time and money organising off-site team building days to boost morale and team spirit, but according to engagement experts, by the time team building days come around it may be far too late to rally the troops. read more

  • Don’t be so 2011: Refresh your online profile

    LinkedIn has released the most overused words and phrases in members' profiles, and if you are guilty of using some (or all) of the terms in the top 10, you may be unwittingly turning away potential interest in your skills. read more

  • HR critical to disaster management strategies

    The wave of devastating natural disasters in recent times, from floods, to earthquakes, has had a severe impact on businesses, and serves as a reminder that companies must ensure they have up-to-date risk management strategies in place. read more

  • Twesumes and YouTubeumes: Is this really the future?

    One wonders what kind of an impression a candidate could truly make in 140 characters, or if the career achievements of an applicant would really shine through in a (potentially cheesy) YouTube application – yet, this is the future, or so we’re told. read more

  • Time to get past the carrot and the stick

    The notion that if you pay people more, you’ll get more – more productivity, more engagement, more ROI – is being turned on its head by an increasingly large body of research confirming what some forward thinking leaders have been aware of for years: cash will only get you so far. read more

  • HR software market: The sleeping giant has awoken

    In one of the biggest corporate deals to hit the business headlines this year, Oracle yesterday announced the acquisition of corporate recruiting software provider Taleo – but the takeover bid spells more than just an interesting market change. The sleepy niche HR software market has awoken. read more

  • Please, don't take a seat

    A new trend is gaining speed at tech companies and no whinging of tired legs is allowed. Say good-bye to sit-down meetings – short and to the point ‘stand up’ meetings may be taking hold. read more

  • Bosses across the world seen as poor leaders

    Employees across the globe feel that their leaders are ineffective, lack empathy and have poor leadership skills, a new global report has found. read more

  • What to do when Cupid strikes

    While there’s no way (and perhaps no reason) to try and prevent workplace romances, office liaisons can be tricky and awkward to manage – looking at them from a decidedly unromantic perspective may be the way to go. read more

  • Scarcity of leadership talent biggest HR fear

    New survey findings have revealed that a lack of high-potential leaders is the number one concern for HR leaders in 2012. read more