29 October 2013

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Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function

Following our highly-successful Spring Symposium and the launch of our report -- Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function -- Corporate Research Forum interviewed a number of senior business leaders and experienced practitioners on what commercial acumen is and asked them to share their experiences, views and insights on this wide-ranging and complex subject.

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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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30 March 2017

CRF Learning Programme: Aspiring Group HRD

CRF's upcoming programme is aimed at senior and experienced HR professionals, likely to be on high potential programmes, enabling this to be integrated into your own HR talent management programmes. With first module of the programme starting on 9 May 2017, the programme will share the insights of existing board level HRD’s and business leaders to create an individualised programme to develop capability in the areas attendees most require.

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14 July 2016

Progress - Issue 4: Are we cobbler’s children?

Within this fourth edition of our e-magazine - Progress – Nick Holley, CRF's Director of Learning, discusses the challenges facing today's businesses in 2016 and how HR needs to play a key role in meeting these challenges.

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19 June 2013

Spring Symposium 2013 - Interview with Geoff Lloyd & Des Pullen

Geoff Lloyd (Serco's Group HR Director) and Des Pullen (Group HR Director at Associated British Foods) discuss how to support the growth and development of the high potential talent within organisations and define the key skills and qualities required for the HR leaders of tomorrow.

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16 May 2013

Executive Summary: Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function

HR often has to justify itself over its role, its output and its added value. In some cases this is deserved as we become involved in unsubstantiated opinion, fads and fashions, are reluctant to use data or are unable to evaluate our initiatives.

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16 May 2013

Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function

This report is written from the viewpoint that we believe that HR functions can make a substantial contribution to improved organisation effectiveness and business strategy.

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  • Performance Management & Engagement
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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