Alan Johnson

Getting new smarts

Much is written about the benefits of technology transfers, but very little on ‘how-to’. Alan Johnson highlights some options. Most Australian manufacturers incorporate a high level of technology into
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To sack or not to sack?

IR and HR issues are some of the most complex areas of running a company today, but many manufacturers continue to treat them as secondary matters. Alan Johnson reports.
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Technical skills not enough

While technical skills are important, they are not everything. As Alan Johnson writes, manufacturers are advised to also include vital softer skills in their training programs. Employees and employers are calling for more e-learning opportunities.
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