Nick Holley 3 February 2017

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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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The Dirty Dozen: A Concise Measure of the Dark Triad

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9 June 2017

Political Skills in Organizations

This paper from the Journal of Management was kindly shared by our speaker, Oliver James. It defines characteristics and dimensions of political skills, as well as effects of political skills on self and others.

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2 June 2017

CRF Learning Programme: Commercial Thinking for HR

This HR Development Programme focuses on business impact, what it means and how to achieve it, especially in HR. Focus will be placed on understanding financial metrics for those not based in financial jobs and to understand how value is created in organisations. It is aimed at HR Managers, HR Business Partners and functional HR specialists. The programme will help attendees appreciate what commercial acumen is, understand strategy and help HR professionals create value for their organisations. The programme is lead by Doctor Rebecca Homkes, Teaching Fellow at London Business School and Nick Holley, Director of CRF Learning.

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3 February 2017

Case Study: Standard Life

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3 February 2017

Case Study: John Lewis Partnership

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High Impact HR - How do we create a more business-relevant function?

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