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Why are HR Shared Service Centres Different?

In every multi-process Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or Shared Service Centre (SSC) project I have ever worked on, HR always gets the reputation for “being different”.  And wh
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Posted On :  23-09-2016

The Peter Principle and the New Trend of No Performance Reviews

The Peter Principle and the new trends in performance management have some interesting potential correlations.

The Peter Principle is a management theory formulated by 
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Posted On :  25-08-2016

P&L or Cost Centre? How to Account for Your Global Shared Services

One of the advantages of outsourcing versus having a captive shared service centre (SSC) is that someone else can do the financials.  The supplier will send you an invoice for the work done &n
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Posted On :  21-08-2016

Thinking versus Doing - What is the Right Mix?

We can all point to times in our life when our mothers said: “think about what you are doing”.  As we move into the business world you might have gotten a comment “will you s
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Posted On :  04-08-2016

Workforce Management: The Production Planning Portion of HR

Workforce planning is one of my most favourite subjects in the human capital space, as it is all about supply and demand.  Factories and businesses that make things have been balancing out sup
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Posted On :  04-07-2016

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Nine Point Guide to Spotting Doggy Statistics

It is election season, and even without elections governments and business love quoting statistics. So how do you tell if a statistic is doggy?  The Guardian Newspaper kindly has provided us w
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Posted On :  21-09-2016

New type of employee - I.E. (intermittent employee)

An IE (or intermittent employee) is someone we all are familiar.  These are the employees that can be brilliant OR just too hard to work with.  And you never know which one they
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Posted On :  15-08-2016

Do you check you phone 150 times per day?

An amazing piece of research published by the World Economic Forum showed that the average American checks their phone 150 times per day or once every 6.5 minutes.  If you are under the age of
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Posted On :  25-08-2016

Symptoms of an Organisation on the Cusp of Change

An excellent infographic which identifies some of the signals that might indicate that an organisation is on the cusp of change.  This includes: - 

"we are not incenti
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Posted On :  21-08-2016

Mid Level Managers and the New Reality of Leadership

Rarely are there research pieces that take a slice of data only to look at Asia.  DDI World has recently published their research on regarding mid-level manager how they feel about the Read More

Posted On :  03-08-2016

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Fish Have Separation Issues Too

Being separated from "friends" can be a stressful experience for some coral reef fish, a new study has found.  It can  even cause them to lose weight. James Cook University
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Posted On :  23-09-2016

Newly Found Species of Algae Might Help Coral Reefs Survive Warm Water

As climate change warms the world’s oceans this is a precarious situation. But not all corals suffer at the same temperatures. While most perish in water above 31°C, those in the Persian
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Posted On :  21-04-2016

Refugees, Detention Centres and Nauru

If you live in Australia, you can’t miss the news associated with the Nauru detention centre.  The newspaper The Gua
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Posted On :  15-08-2016

A Dead Reef Comes Back to Life

On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef site had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed
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Posted On :  15-08-2016

Save the Ocean from Plastic

A really scary article in Sydney Morning Herald, how much plastic is in our oceans.  The story references the fact that for the average Australian level of fish consumptions, you are eating ov
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Posted On :  15-08-2016




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