The human resources (HR) industry is continuing to play an increasingly more important role in organisations across Australia and around the world. What’s more, the exact function it performs is evolving. As the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology explained, this is due to a variety of reasons, including technological advancements, new working arrangements between employers and employees and a competitive business environment that changes at an incredibly fast rate.
As such, it’s more important than ever for enterprises to have a strong grasp of what’s new in the HR world. Keeping up to date with these developments can be a fairly time-consuming task if you’re not sure where to look, so we’ve done the hard work for you, and put together a list of the top six HR influencers in Australia:
1. Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
Comprised of some 20,000 HR professionals, AHRI is the premiere HR association in Australia. The group offers a range of training services, carries out research pertaining to current trends in HR and sets standards for relevant qualifications in tertiary facilities across the country. The association also hosts events and seminars throughout the year, including the AHRI awards.
Wow what a night – Congratulations to all of the winners and all finalists #AHRIawards
— AHRI tweets (@AHRItweets) December 1, 2015
— Hudson Australia (@Hudson_AUS) September 24, 2015
Hudson facilitates greater productivity, growth and value by connecting businesses across a range of sectors with talented employees. While recruitment is certainly at the core of Hudson’s operations, the company also offers a great deal of insight into the wider employment and HR industry through comprehensive reports, research and thought-provoking articles.
3. Inside HR
— InsideHR (@insidehreditor) November 30, 2015
Looking for a one-stop shop for all your HR updates? Featuring interviews with CEOs and HR managers, columns from industry leaders around the world and insightful investigations of topical events in the media, Inside HR is a fantastic news hub for any savvy business leader. The editorial board is made up of some notable figures, including Deloitte Australia Chief Human Resources Officer Alec Bashinsky, Foxtel Executive Director Simone Shugg and many others.
4. HRD Magazine
— HRD Magazine (@HRDirector_au) December 9, 2015
Formerly known as Human Capital, HRD Magazine offers comprehensive resources on just about every HR-related subject imaginable. HR leaders looking to connect, discuss and share with others in the industry will enjoy HRD Magazine’s active forum, while those looking to begin their next chapter may want to explore the website’s job board. Boasting more than 5,000 Twitter followers, there’s no denying that HRD Magazine is an HR force to be reckoned with.
5. HR Daily
— HR Daily (@hrdaily) December 2, 2015
An entirely independent news source, HR Daily produces an incredible amount of industry news, and will be of interest to HR professionals and general business leaders alike. A lot of the content the company creates is available completely free of charge, though some of the more in-depth pieces are restricted to subscribers only. With more than 8,000 followers on Twitter, HR Daily’s contribution to Australia’s HR landscape is not to be underestimated.
6. HR Tech Fest
And that’s a wrap for #HRTF15! Thanks to all our amazing speakers, sponsors and everyone who came together to make it a memorable 2 days
— HR Tech Fest (@HRTechFest) December 1, 2015
HR Tech Fest explores how technology is impacting the HR industry, and what effects these innovations might have on the sector in years to come. Held at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, this year’s event ran from November 29 to December 1, and attracted more than 400 HR professionals from some of the most influential companies in the country.
Speakers at the event included a range of international and local thought leaders such as Twitter Global HR Operations Manager Paul Block, Commonwealth Bank of Australia Executive General Manager of Group People Services Andrew Culleton and Bank of Queensland Head of Performance and Operations Ben Tilley.
Companies that want to succeed in the modern fast-paced business environment need to stay on top of emerging trends. Be sure to follow these influential leaders in Australia’s dynamic HR industry to improve the way you work with and manage your most important resource: your employees.