HR departments often struggle to show that various programs they run add real value to the business, but one way to find out is to charge for them, says Thiess executive general manager of people, safety and environment, Peter Olsen.
Organisations should foster ways for employees to share ideas - even when they can't all be used - because "being heard" is what counts in terms of engagement, says Transitions Optical Australia and New Zealand director Eric Breda.
HR departments are significantly under-resourced at the moment, and in danger of losing focus on their primary purpose as they struggle with ever-tightening budgets, according to Mercer principal Anthony Shippard.
Achieving an acceptable outcome from any type of negotiation can be a struggle, but HR professionals should always remember "the other side is feeling the heat too", says management consultant Alan Hargreaves.
Employee claims under the Fair Work Act are increasingly targeting individuals, so HR practitioners should ensure they help directors and officers to understand their potential liability, says employment lawyer Ben Gee.
Job-hunting executives are starting to "see past the dollar signs" and have "deeper conversations" about what their prospective employers can offer, according to Lee Hecht Harrison strategic client partner Ross Heron, who says opportunities and experiences can be just as enticing as financial incentives.