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Q WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST HR ISSUES IN TODAY’S WORKPLACES?
HR has the job of influencing and strengthening
social-professional cohesion in our organisations.
Understanding and clarifying to the business how
people and mechanisms interact, all leads to better
decision-making and better governance. We have to
be able to articulate, demonstrate and measure the
value of what we do!
There is a lot of noise out there questioning
the value of HR which leaves professionals one
day feeling motivated and the next day feeling
disillusioned. I believe AHRI’s certification
program will play a great role in building the
credibility of the profession. However, the
resilience part is still up to us as individuals.
RELATIONS TEAM, MILLS
In the current economic climate, termination and
redundancy are burning issues. In addition, the
ability for Human Resources practitioners to be
subject to pecuniary penalties for involvement in
Fair Work Act breaches, as demonstrated by recent
court decisions, has become a real talking point.
GENERAL MANAGER HR,
SOCIETY OF NSW
There’s a new, younger generation in the
workforce, and managing their aspirations
in relation to advancement and formal and
informal L&D, will be a big challenge in the
future. To ensure their loyalty, HR needs to take
their development as seriously as they do because
they are certainly planning for the future (either
with your organisation or elsewhere).
Just following company orders is no defence for HR professionals
advises Clayton Payne on page 42.
Rebecca Barry’s career has taken her to some of the major
sporting events in Australia, page 40.
Alison Sherry talks about the differences of working in HR in the
private and public sector, on page 46.
Mentor Rita D’Arcy shares her experiences and learns about
meditation from her mentee, on page 39.
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