10 January 2017

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HR Manifesto

CRF has been researching the field of HRM, and turning this into actionable recommendations implemented by HR functions, for over 20 years. We have built an understanding of how the function has evolved, how its reputation has varied and the fads that have come and gone. We have gained insight into what works, what doesn’t, and under what circumstances. Our work contrasts with many self-appointed experts and gurus offering their view of the world based on unsubstantiated opinions. We prefer an approach rooted in the principles of social science based on evidence.

Our intention in this manifesto is to give our views on the business context, the necessary organisation response and how and in what way the HR function can make an enhanced contribution.

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Post-Meeting Review Notes: Thriving in Complex Systems

We are living in an age of complexity, with multiple, unrelated factors coming together in unpredictable ways to create situations where old solutions no longer work – they demand new ways of thinking, behaving and organising. CRF's masterclass on 8 March 2017 set out to discuss the factors leading to this complexity and how to deal with it, becoming aware of the traps we can fall into, and building the capability to lead in new ways. Doing this in practice was illustrated through two case study organisations, Tesco and BP.

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10 March 2017

HR Modernisation - BP Case Study

In this case study from BP, Lucy Knight looks ath the HR modernisation programme at BP. The case study addresses the pressures from the external environment (oil price, changing context, demographic changes, technology) and why the programme was undertaken, implications for line manager accountability, lessons along the way and the value being delivered to the business.

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3 February 2017

Business Relevant HR: Positioning, Prioritising, and Performing

In his presentation at Developing a Business Relevant HR Function workshop, Pat Wright proposed a new approach to 'business relevant HR'. What is the new model about? It's about positioning the HR function, prioritising the challenges HR works on based on the business need, and delivering actual value to the business.

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3 February 2017

Creating a Business Focused HR Function

In this presentation from our event, Developing a Business Relevant HR Function, Professor Nick Holley explores the value of HR in business and the importance of organisational context and capability development.

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2 February 2012

Developing an Effective HR Strategy, Professor Patrick Wright

Following his presentation at a workshop held by Corporate Research Forum on Developing an Effective HR Strategy, Patrick Wright, Professor of Strategic Human Resources at Cornell University, shared some of his views on HR strategy.

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19 January 2012

Developing an Effective HR Strategy

Research for this report found that much progress still has to be made for HR to be regarded as ‘strategic’ and as a key contributor to business strategy. It fleshes out both the business needs and the issues HR must face in such a role.

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