Time for HR to set the tone and lead on risk culture

(Published on HRM Online on 23.11.18) As the ongoing Royal Commission into Banking is dramatically highlighting, there has seldom been more focus on how organisations and their employees manage risk. This means that defining, reinforcing and measuring the organisation’s risk culture is a strategic priority for senior leaders and their Boards. What has generated fewer …

Six pitfalls of data-driven talent management

(This article was originally published on Inside HR on 5 November 2018) Talent management can be a very subjective activity. Actions such as judging future potential, leadership capability – identifying “talent” –invariably involve judgement calls and opinions based on experience. All too often this equates to bias, inconsistency and poor outcomes. It is no surprise …

You’re almost certainly thinking about your engagement survey in the wrong way

(This article was published on Inside HR on 24 September 2018) Let’s start with some questions about employee engagement: How do you define “engagement” within your organisation? What model do you use to measure it? Do you prefer global or industry-specific benchmarks? These are questions that many HR functions wrestle with, and there is an …