HR Strategy

  • The full circle of HR by

    The need for HR to become more business-focused has been evident for a number of years now. As HR is gradually becoming more of a strategic function, the role of HR naturally changes in the business. Historically, HR has been more focused on employees as an administrative function

  • Learning how to influence by

    Attempts to influence stakeholders purely through expertise is no longer a viable option within the HR realm, and there are some critical influencing skills which HR people need to develop to help balance their transactional and strategic roles. Sarah O’ Carroll reports

  • Talent management: keeping hold of your talent by

    How can you tell when your top talent is about to leave? Three business psychologists offer their insights and tips on how to spot the warning signs

  • Line managers: HR business partners ineffective by

    There have been a variety of names for HR practitioners over the years. One of the more recent ones is “HR business partner”, which was first championed by HR guru Dave Ulrich in 1997 as the way forward for the HR profession. The term HR business partner implies that HR practitioners proactively work with line managers at all levels of the business they work in

  • Talent management in Coca-Cola: the fizz from within by

    Forced to recruit marketing expertise externally, drinks giant Coca-Cola set about ensuring it had a flow of internal talent ready to step up. The UK’s Nick Martindale reports

  • CK Prahalad: the practical visionary by

    With his groundbreaking work on core competencies, modern strategy and tapping markets among the world’s poorest consumers, CK Prahalad has proven time and again that if there is a successor to Peter Drucker, he is it. I had a chance to speak with Professor Prahalad in early February and was inspired to write this account of the interview

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