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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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

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.

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3 February 2017

Case Study: John Lewis Partnership

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.

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3 February 2017

Case Study: Standard Life

In this short presentation from Standard Life, Sandy Begbie, Chief People Officer, explores the purpose of HR and how it has changed in the recent years.

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3 February 2017

Case Study: CERN

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.

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24 January 2017

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.

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24 January 2017

Executive Summary: 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. This executive summary examines the key findings from the research.

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20 January 2017

CRF Learning Programme: HRBP - Business Catalyst

CRF Learning's upcoming programme is a development course aimed at existing HR Business Partners, specialists moving into the role or HR managers ready for a more strategic position. This programme will examine the attitudes that differentiate great HRBP’s and by working through CRF’s Strategic HR framework, enhance your capabilities in a range of areas to increase your effectiveness.

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10 January 2017

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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