Russell Porter


Russell Porter

About Russell Porter

Russell Porter is part of the Business Transformation Advisory team with SAP SuccessFactors. He partners with HR and business leaders to help them identify, deliver and realise the value of innovative cloud-based Human Resources solutions – so that organisations can optimise their workforce and achieve their strategic business objectives. Based in Sydney, he provides industry thought leadership, strategic solution advice and expert consultation across the Asia Pacific region.

HR, employee experience, recruiting, talent development, private equity, human capital management, HCM

Four Reasons Private Equity Firms Are Rethinking Their Workforce Investments

8-May-2019 | Russell Porter

Most methods used by private equity (PE) firms for enhancing business value, beyond pure financial engineering, involve optimizing people management in some way, such as restructuring teams, bringing

HR, workforce planning, finance

Getting The Green Light: How To Get Your HR Project Funded

29-Aug-2018 | Russell Porter

“Our people are our most important asset.” “The knowledge, skills, and commitment of our people is our key differentiator.” We often hear these clichés, but for many organizations, they

HR, recruiting, talent development

Should You Hire For Experience Or Potential?

29-Jun-2018 | Russell Porter

Have you ever applied for a job and been rejected due to lack of experience? Traditionally, recruiters have focused on candidates' background and experience of rather than talent or potential. The

Why HR Is Being Disrupted

29-Mar-2018 | Russell Porter

Commentators have been calling for HR to be "blown up," or reinvented, for many years now. And that’s exactly what is happening. HR hasn’t changed much since the 1990's (except in name) The HR

HR, workplace culture, employee engagement, digital transformation, technology, workforce, wellness, Well being

Why Your Organisation Needs An Integrated Health And Well-Being Program

21-Dec-2017 | Russell Porter

The words health, well-being, and wellness are showing up everywhere. At my local grocery store, the health foods aisle has been re-branded to “Health & Well-being.” And you can now take yo

Is Technology Good Or Bad For The Future Of Work?

7-Jun-2017 | Russell Porter

Rachel Botsman, a keynote speaker at the upcoming Australian Human Resources Institute Convention, recently talked with AHRI about the evolution of trust. We used to put our faith in institutions l

How Can Technology Support Diversity?

21-Mar-2017 | Russell Porter

Many people intuitively support workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives. Of course we should have more diverse teams to encourage innovation. And of course we need to attract, engage, and reta

Make A Value-Based Case For Change: 4 Benefit Areas

2-Nov-2016 | Russell Porter

This is a three-part series focused on building a value-based case for change in organisations undertaking transformation initiatives. While specifically targeting HR transformations, these concepts

Six Steps To Getting Your HR Transformation Project Approved

27-Oct-2016 | Russell Porter

This is a three-part series focused on building a value-based case for change in organisations undertaking transformation initiatives. While specifically targeting HR transformations, these concepts

Building A Case For Change: Win Hearts And Minds For Your HR Transformation

26-Oct-2016 | Russell Porter

Digital transformation is a priority for three-quarters of businesses in Australia and New Zealand[1]. Human resources, as the steward of the organisation’s people, culture and employee experience,