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March 23rd 2020

CRF Coronavirus Statement

The circumstances of the last few weeks have had an unprecedented impact on individuals, business and society as a whole. Whilst we are all uncertain as to the future, we have to make some decisions and assumptions about the Coronavirus epidemic and how CRF will continue to deliver value and support to our members, partners and broader network.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Employee Engagement
  • Wellbeing
  • HR Strategy
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
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March 5th 2020

CRF Creating Purposeful Organisations with Prof. Alyson Meister

In March 2020, CRF (Corporate Research Forum), held a masterclass titled: HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations. Watch this short interview with one of the event speakers Prof. Alyson Meister from IMD Business School, answering questions on how changes in the business environment are affecting the nature of careers and can true purpose be authentic in purely financially driven organisations?

  • Tags
  • Organisational Performance
  • Organisational Structure
  • Business Performance
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March 5th 2020

CRF Creating Purposeful Organisations with Amy Sawbridge

In March 2020, CRF (Corporate Research Forum), held a masterclass titled: HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations. Watch this short interview with one of the event speakers, advisor Amy Sawbridge, answering questions on the benefits of greater alignment between consumer brand and employee brand.

  • Tags
  • Employer Brand
  • Organisation Design
  • Commercial Acumen
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January 28th 2020

Forecasting and How to Improve It - with Margaret Heffernan

Why is our approach to forecasting so poor? Journalist, author and former CEO Margaret Heffernan on why even the best forecasters can only predict for 400 days, and on why greater emphasis is needed on scenario planning.

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  • Strategic Thinking
  • Corporate Governance
  • Decision Making
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January 27th 2020

Future Insight: Responding to Trends, Threats and Opportunities - Meeting Review

Read a summary of our January 2020 event on building foresight capability and planning for uncertain outcomes. The event featured contributions from Margaret Heffernan, neuroscientist Dr Kris De Meyer, Dan Barnard of fanSHEN and Sarah Gillard of John Lewis Partnership.

  • Tags
  • Behavioural Science
  • Capability Building
  • Change Management
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January 14th 2020

Future Insight: Responding to Trends, Threats and Opportunities

This discussion paper outlines HR’s role in developing foresight and organisation capabilities around vigilance, future sensing, environment scanning, and agile decision making in the absence of full information.

  • Tags
  • Capability Building
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Disruption
  • Globalisation
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Transformation
  • Coronavirus
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September 23rd 2019

2020 CRF Learning Programme

CRF Learning is built on Corporate Research Forum’s 25 years of unparalleled HR experience. Our suite of HR learning and development programmes target enhancing the capability of the HR function and the people within it. We’re able to leverage our research and resources to help HR professionals rethink their whole approach to HR, making a fundamental difference to organisational performance. From human resources business partners, to HR directors, managers and facilitators, our 2020 CRF Learning Programme seeks to develop the individuals within HR, whilst also supporting the capability of the people function to deliver the organisational strategy. We can engage with organisations and human resources business partners on a bespoke basis, developing custom solutions tailored to the specific requirements and context of your organisation.

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May 31st 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Agile HR: Sky UK Case Study with Tracey Waters

Tracey Waters, Head of People Engagement and Development at Sky UK, discusses how her team have deployed agile development techniques to transform their working methods and increase the business impact of learning and development. Tracey describes four behaviours that underpin Sky’s approach: being collaborative, iterative, data-driven and person-centric. We discuss some practical lessons learned from implementing agile.

  • Tags
  • Agility
  • Capability Building
  • Career Planning
  • Developing Employees
  • Leading Teams
  • Learning and Development
  • Organisation Development
  • Research & Development
  • Risk
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May 22nd 2019

Webinar: Harnessing the HR Technology Revolution

Explore the opportunities and pitfalls of the new HR technology landscape for organisations, featuring Rami Pukkila from Nokia, Ian Bailie of myHRfuture Academy, Nigel Guenole from Goldsmiths, University of London, and Gillian Pillans, CRF’s Research Director.

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