OrgVue by Concentra - Infographic: Connect People to Profit - The Economic Benefits of Workforce Planning

Productivity growth is vital for organizations to stay competitive. Yet most greatly under-invest in a ‘spray and pray’ approach to productivity initiatives. This infographic summarizes the findings from the CEBR study into how workforce planning improves performance.


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December 9th 2019

CRFCast - Responsible Business: How Can HR Drive the Agenda? with Professor David Grayson

In conversation with David Grayson, expert in corporate responsibility and sustainability, we discuss CRF’s research Responsible Business: How Can HR Drive the Agenda? We explore the latest trends, how corporate responsibility interacts with employee experience, the critical role of leaders in promoting sustainability, and how HR should attend to organisation culture in order to successfully embed responsible business strategies.

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  • Sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Social Responsibility
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October 15th 2019

Organisation Development Manifesto

The need for business-focused, expert Organisation Development (OD) capability has arguably never been greater than it is today. To survive and prosper over the long term, organisations must be capable of adapting to ever more rapid market and technological change.

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October 11th 2019

Culture Tool

Professor John Weeks, Professor of Organizational Behavior, IMD Business School introduced a tool to help leaders think about how they can be intentional about the way they shape the culture around them. The tool distinguishes between two types of change: talk-based change and behavior-based change. Both are important, but the talk-based part typically gets more attention. Talk-based change means making the case for the change: why this change and why now? How does the culture change connect to strategy and success? How can we create a sense of urgency and, equally important, a sense of opportunity for the change? Why is this change worth the sacrifice it will entail.

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September 12th 2019

Post Meeting Notes: Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda?

Following our event on 10th September 2019, these post meeting notes summarise the key messages from the day. We were joined by speakers including Nick Dalton, Unilever, Dee Corrigan, Blueprint for Better Business, David Grayson, Cranfield School of Management, and our own Carmen von Rohr. Each had their own take on responsible business and how it is impacted by HR. What is HR's role in developing and implementing a responsible business strategy and what is a purpose led business? Read the notes to find out more.

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September 10th 2019

Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda?

This presentation is taken from the CRF event on 10th September 2019, Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda? What are the factors that drive business interest in responsibility? We focus on the three themes during the day, including purpose, culture and leadership, and HR's role in responsible business.

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September 10th 2019

A Blueprint for Better Business

This presentation was given by Dee Corrigan, Head of Corporate Engagement at Blueprint for Better Business, at our latest CRF event, Responsible Business: How does HR Drive the Agenda? She explores the power of purpose and the way we view other people.

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September 10th 2019

Responsible Business - Unilever

Unilever's Vice President HR Business Transformation gave this presentation explaining his view on Unilever's responsible business strategy. He adopts an approach including the seven great waves of HR: paternalism, power, process, profit, people, paradox and planet. How has the HR function changed over the years, starting from industrial relations to personnel to human resources, and how is responsibility linked to this?

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August 29th 2019

Speed Read: Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda?

What is the definition of Responsible Business and how are organisations developing and implementing an appropriate strategy? Find out how the three key stakeholder groups: customers, employers and investors drive the business case for responsibility.

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August 28th 2019

Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda?

This research report explores what it means to be a responsible business and the key factors that drive it. Learn what the key goals are for businesses, including environmental sustainability and building a more diverse and inclusive organisation.

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