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Assessing Potential: From academic theories to practical realities - Corporate Research Forum

January

31

Developing a Business Relevant HR Function – Adding value through analysis, relevance and evidence (London)

London, United Kingdom

CRF has been researching the field of HRM and turning this into actionable recommendations implemented by HR functions for over 20 years. With the pace of change, HR needs to do more. For organisations to flourish HR needs to develop talent, create a stimulating work environment and ensure that through its people, performance is optimised. This requires business analysis, a strict adherence to the principles of social science and evidence, not best practice, rhetoric, or unsubstantiated opinion. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by Mercer.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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February

02

Developing a Business Relevant HR Function – Adding value through analysis, relevance and evidence (Brussels)

Brussels, Belgium

CRF has been researching the field of HRM and turning this into actionable recommendations implemented by HR functions for over 20 years. With the pace of change, HR needs to do more. For organisations to flourish HR needs to develop talent, create a stimulating work environment and ensure that through its people, performance is optimised. This requires business analysis, a strict adherence to the principles of social science and evidence, not best practice, rhetoric, or unsubstantiated opinion. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by Mercer.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Performance Management & Engagement
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March

08

Thriving In Complex Systems – Increasing Organisational Productivity

London, United Kingdom

The 21st century is an age of complex systems in which information is no longer a source of strategic advantage, and where adaptability is fast replacing every other parameter of business success. Complexity is the result of multiple, unrelated factors, that come together in unpredictable ways to create conditions in which old solutions no longer work as effectively as before. Globalisation, digital technology, and a new demographic are colluding to create an environment of complex systems which demand a new way of thinking. However, many of our people theories are largely based on military images of leaders engaging in a planned, predictable world where instructions are obeyed and strategy is king. But today’s business environment bears little resemblance to this, with the three biggest challenges of succeeding in complex systems being ambiguity, attention and agility.

  • Tags
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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April

03-04

Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future (Lausanne)

Lausanne, Switzerland

Innovation is an organisational characteristic which everyone at all levels should embrace. In this sense, HR functions not only have to be innovative of themselves but more importantly, set the tone for innovation throughout the organisation and its people. Innovation often implies change and not being hidebound by the way things are currently done. This can be uncomfortable.

Innovation has to be joined up, business relevant and avoid unintended consequences. It is vital to remember that innovation is not an end in itself but a stepping stone to improved performance and business success.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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May

23-24

Leading at the Edge

Dorking, United Kingdom

Why do some leaders overcome impossible barriers and persevere to achieve outcomes when others give up? The answer is through their desire for relentless improvement, leaders at the edge unlock the highest levels of performance, making work a more exciting place to be. Leading at the edge enables people to play to win with a focus on outcomes.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Learning & Development
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June

07

Summer Lecture & Drinks reception

London, United Kingdom

Oliver James will challenge orthodoxy in asserting the vital role of parental influence and early experiences. Whilst based on early experience, the relevance and implications for the techniques of the HR profession are profound.

  • Tags
  • People Strategy
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July

04

Learning – The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance (London)

London, United Kingdom

As the rate of change accelerates and organisations, as well as individual jobs, increase in complexity, corporate and personal learning continue to be critical to adaptive, improving businesses. Delivery methods may change, as does personal motivation to learn, but successful organisations embed a learning culture which becomes a natural part of their way of doing things. We will be taking stock of where we are with organisational learning, assessing the benefits which can accrue and developing strategies for even better returns. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by KPMG and Duke CE.

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  • Learning & Development
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July

06

Learning – The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance (Berlin)

Berlin, Germany

As the rate of change accelerates and organisations, as well as individual jobs, increase in complexity, corporate and personal learning continue to be critical to adaptive, improving businesses. Delivery methods may change, as does personal motivation to learn, but successful organisations embed a learning culture which becomes a natural part of their way of doing things. We will be taking stock of where we are with organisational learning, assessing the benefits which can accrue and developing strategies for even better returns. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by KPMG and Duke CE

  • Tags
  • Learning & Development
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September

05

Organisational Performance Improvement

London, United Kingdom

This learning event will begin by defining performance not just through single and immediate measures but by assuming that most companies are in business for the long term. We need to measure performance over extended periods. What are the things we should measure and how can we justify investment in organisational performance improvement in the long term when many stakeholders take a shorter term view?

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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October

02-04

Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity

Amsterdam, Netherlands

We are embarking on an age of collaboration, where multiple forces are coming together enabling collaboration to thrive, both inside and between organisations. Emerging disruptive technologies, globalisation, diversity of thinking, customer demands, extended communications, psychology of the emerging workforce and economic pressures are all combining to encourage teamwork, sharing and new ways of operating. Successful organisations will be those who embrace the opportunities which collaboration offers.

  • Tags
  • Learning & Development
  • Organisation Development & Change
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November

07

Deploying HR Analytics for Better Talent Management and Organisational Effectiveness (Paris)

Paris La Défense Cedex, France

Analytics is the identification, interpretation and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Organisations are starting to apply analytics to business data to describe, predict and improve business
performance. Inevitably, analytics has started to become an important topic area within the HR community with significant claims for improvement in selection, performance management, talent
management, employee engagement and workforce planning, amongst others.

  • Tags
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Performance Management & Engagement
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November

09

Deploying HR Analytics for Better Talent Management and Organisational Effectiveness (London)

London, United Kingdom

Analytics is the identification, interpretation and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Organisations are starting to apply analytics to business data to describe, predict and improve business
performance. Inevitably, analytics has started to become an important topic area within the HR community with significant claims for improvement in selection, performance management, talent
management, employee engagement and workforce planning, amongst others.

  • Tags
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Performance Management & Engagement
Event Detail & Registration