HR Strategy

  • Brave new world for HR by

    The lead story for this issue, ‘Perfect leadership storm looming’, looks at the findings of a global study into emerging and significant issues for organisations from a human capital perspective.

  • Making friends with finance by

    Understanding the key drivers of the business from a financial point of view can help HR in its quest to become more strategic. However, exactly how much of the financials are HR expected to know and what are the most important attributes of an effective HR team? Sarah O’ Carroll asks some CFOs about how HR can better partner with finance

  • 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

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