9 February 2017

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Post-Meeting Review Notes: Developing a Business Relevant HR Function

These post-meeting review notes summarise thoughts and ideas expressed during CRF's member meetings on the topic of 'Developing a Business Relevant HR Function', held in London on 31 January 2017 and Brussels on 2 February 2017. If you have missed one of the meetings, these notes will provide you with a quick review and breakdown of ideas. We also recommend reading the accompanying research report - High Impact HR - which explores some of the ideas on much deeper level.

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23 May 2017

Progress, Issue 5 (Full Edition)

This issue of Progress, CRF's e-magazine, is fifth in the series and covers a range of topics from future of work to finding your next executive search firm. Progress was launched to assist in the development of your role, to support your career and broaden your awareness of the changing business environment we operate in.

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11 April 2017

Post-meeting review notes: Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future

These post-meeting review notes summarise key messages and ideas from CRF's member meeting - 'Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future', which was held in partnership with IMD Business School on 3rd and 4th April 2017. If you have missed this CRF member meeting, the notes will provide a detailed summary of all presentations, as well as practical ideas you can consider to encourage innovative thinking within your organisation.

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10 March 2017

Post-Meeting Review Notes: Thriving in Complex Systems

We are living in an age of complexity, with multiple, unrelated factors coming together in unpredictable ways to create situations where old solutions no longer work – they demand new ways of thinking, behaving and organising. CRF's masterclass on 8 March 2017 set out to discuss the factors leading to this complexity and how to deal with it, becoming aware of the traps we can fall into, and building the capability to lead in new ways. Doing this in practice was illustrated through two case study organisations, Tesco and BP.

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24 January 2017

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

In today's rapidly changing business environment, it's more important than ever for HR to be commercial, close to the business, and clearly aligned to business strategy. However, the reality for many organisations is that HR is often disconnected from business priorities, and HR's contribution to critical strategic and commercial objectives is not always clear. CRF’s new research report considers the current state of the HR function, and looks at the role HR should play in helping develop and execute strategy, and how HR can become more business-relevant. This executive summary examines the key findings from the research.

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24 January 2017

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

In today's rapidly changing business environment, it's more important than ever for HR to be commercial, close to the business, and clearly aligned to business strategy. However, the reality for many organisations is that HR is often disconnected from business priorities, and HR's contribution to critical strategic and commercial objectives is not always clear. CRF’s new research report considers the current state of the HR function, and looks at the role HR should play in helping develop and execute strategy, and how HR can become more business-relevant. Action points and methodologies for improvement are also included in the report.

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10 January 2017

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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