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27 February 2017
2017 International Conference Brochure: Collaboration in a Competitive World - Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity
CRF's 9th International Conference is taking place between 2 and 4 October 2017. The theme for this year's conference is 'Collaboration in a Competitive World - Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity'. The conference will explore various aspects of collaboration, including teaming and teamwork, cross-sector collaboration, improving performance through social network analysis, leading in the connected world and the downsides of collaboration. Join us for this unique event to bring improvements to your organisational performance.
The purpose of HR is not simply to 'do HR' but to build organisational capability. With this in mind, the next CRF Learning HR development programme will expand on this business centric approach. Starting on 27 April 2017, the programme is aimed at HR professionals aspiring for their first HR Director role, those new in a position of Human Resources Director or those looking to increase their effectivenes as and HR Director.
Post-Meeting Review Notes: Developing a Business Relevant HR Function
These post-meeting review notes summarise thoughts and ideas expressed during CRF's member meetings on the topic of 'Developing a Business Relevant HR Function', held in London on 31 January 2017 and Brussels on 2 February 2017. If you have missed one of the meetings, these notes will provide you with a quick review and breakdown of ideas.
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.
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.
How Can Evidence-Based Thinking Help Us Evaluate Performance?
In his presentation from CRF's workshop - Developing a Business Relevant HR Function - Phil Rosenzweig asks two very important questions for HR:
- Do we know high performance when we see it?
- What shapes our thinking about high performance?
Through media-based and experimental findings, Phil challenges the understanding behind evidence-based management and the 'bumps' along the way we should be aware of when making business decisions.
In this short presentation from John Lewis, Harriet Hounsell takes us through the key points of what makes HR successful within John Lewis Partnership and how HR is able to contribute to business success.
In his presentation at CRF's workshop on 2 February, James Purvis, Head of HR at CERN explored the difference between a 'strategy' and a 'model' - is HR confused between the two? What should HR leaders be thinking about when thinking about HR strategy and where is HR going wrong? Find out from this case study.
High Impact HR - How do we create a more business-relevant function?
In today's rapidly changing business environment, it's more important than ever for HR to be commercial, close to the business, and clearly aligned to business strategy. However, the reality for many organisations is that HR is often disconnected from business priorities, and HR's contribution to critical strategic and commercial objectives is not always clear.
CRF’s new research report considers the current state of the HR function, and looks at the role HR should play in helping develop and execute strategy, and how HR can become more business-relevant. Action points and methodologies for improvement are also included in the report.