10 January 2017

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HR Manifesto

CRF has been researching the field of HRM, and turning this into actionable recommendations implemented by HR functions, for over 20 years. We have built an understanding of how the function has evolved, how its reputation has varied and the fads that have come and gone. We have gained insight into what works, what doesn’t, and under what circumstances. Our work contrasts with many self-appointed experts and gurus offering their view of the world based on unsubstantiated opinions. We prefer an approach rooted in the principles of social science based on evidence.

Our intention in this manifesto is to give our views on the business context, the necessary organisation response and how and in what way the HR function can make an enhanced contribution.

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9 June 2017

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3 February 2017

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In his presentation at Developing a Business Relevant HR Function workshop, Pat Wright proposed a new approach to 'business relevant HR'. What is the new model about? It's about positioning the HR function, prioritising the challenges HR works on based on the business need, and delivering actual value to the business.

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3 February 2017

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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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2 February 2012

Developing an Effective HR Strategy, Professor Patrick Wright

Following his presentation at a workshop held by Corporate Research Forum on Developing an Effective HR Strategy, Patrick Wright, Professor of Strategic Human Resources at Cornell University, shared some of his views on HR strategy.

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