Two women with a laptop talking at work

Culture and engagement are critical factors in driving organisational performance, and yet they have had to be re-invented during the COVID-19 disruptions. The hip office, workplace drinks, onsite gym and days off for birthdays, plus the casual banter around the water cooler: these are all aspects of work which go into creating a cohesive and…

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Female Human Resources Manager

2020 has disrupted many sectors and industries and has well and truly shone a light on the important role HR plays in helping businesses navigate and thrive through change. In the early days of COVID-19, HR leaders and their teams had to move fast as they tackled the task of keeping employees safe. Then came…

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Manage remote teams and boost engagement

How to manage remote teams: Boosting engagement and morale for remote teams during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond Times are turbulent. With teams working from home, team leaders have had to deal with the sudden and unforeseen need to manage through this crisis. They must deal not only with business as usual—which can be unpredictable…

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business support staff jumping hurdles

3 ways for business support staff to remain in-demand now, and tomorrow In my role, one of the questions I get asked often from business support professionals is, “What do I need to upskill in to remain competitive?” There is no right answer, just as there is no universal skill that remains in demand forever…

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Flexible working

Despite the shift towards more flexibility in the workplace, flexible work options can still be daunting for candidates to bring up at the interview stage, for fear of missing out on a role. Yet job seekers are increasingly looking for flexibility, such as part-time work, working from home or different work hours, as technology and…

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Corporates vs startups: pieces of puzzle

“Don’t fear disruption, be smart – harness it.” This is the advice to corporates from Karen Lawson, CEO of Slingshot, on the best way to compete with tech startups. Lawson was the guest speaker at a breakfast seminar that Hudson recently hosted in conjunction with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). She spoke about the…

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Innvovation article

Three kinds of emerging HR tech ideas: which one will be the most disruptive? As business leaders, we’re used to making data-driven decisions in every facet of our organisations, except, perhaps, for our people. While the world of work is changing rapidly, there are still aspects where organisations generally do things the way they’ve always…

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How to speed up innovation

As business leaders, we know innovation is important. We know that most of today’s companies won’t be around in a decade’s time – at least not in the same guise. Organisations need to evolve with new products and ways of delivering them, or they’ll be left behind. The challenge for corporates and long-established organisations is…

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