Three Essential HR Roles

In his book Human Resource Champions (1991) Dr David Ulrich, management coach and author, wrote about the need for HR professionals to step out of their traditional record-keeping roles if they want to become key players in organisations and drive business success through the strategic use of the workforce. To do so, HR practitioners in ...continue reading

Preventing Employee Burnout

According to research conducted by organisational psychologists Dr Michael P. Leiter and Dr Christina Maslach earlier this year, if you constantly feel mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted because of on the job stress, you are experiencing ‘occupational burnout’ – a common phenomenon globally and in Pakistan – which saps your energy and passion for working. ...continue reading

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

As an HR manager in today’s talent-driven economy, you are constantly challenged to acquire and manage talent to fill vacancies in a business niche, or positions requiring a ‘mix’ of skills. You may be frustrated by not being able to get the ‘right’ talent on board, or find yourself bogged down by recruitment costs, often ...continue reading

Labour Laws In Pakistan

Pakistan is a signatory to The International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions. However, employment laws – and their implementation – have a long way to go in terms of ensuring wage parity and safe working conditions, as well providing improved compensation packages. The four areas that warrant immediate attention include: Employment of children. The Employment of ...continue reading

Succession Planning

In today’s changing business world with new technologies, new opportunities and plenty of uncertainty, succession planning is all the more important. CEOs and senior managers have begun to realize that succession planning is not a luxury that a few multinational organisations can indulge in. It is a necessity for all organisations that seek continued success. ...continue reading