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February 18th 2019
Harnessing the HR Technology Revolution
HR technology is a vast and rapidly changing field, touching every aspect of HR. As more and more processes become automated, technology plays an ever larger role in HR's efficiency and effectiveness. This report explores the opportunities and risks associated with HR technology and aims to provide HR professionals with the relevant information to develop HR technology capability within their organisation.
The Strategic HR Leader's Essentials: A CRF Toolkit
How can HR, as a function, remain relevant to the business and ensure long-term success? We think the answer lies in building and sustaining a professional function that is commercial and closely aligned with the business strategy. Access this CRF Tollkit to learn about the models and frameworks that will help your HR function in achieve this objective.
What are the forces shaping the future of work and careers? In this CRF report, we take a look at the trends shaping the future of jobs in 2018 - economic, demographic and technological changes influencing future talent needs today. Recommendations for HR professionals are also discussed.
Finding, developing and retaining the talent needed to execute strategy is a key business priority, and is an area where HR can make a substantial strategic contribution. Access this CRF report to learn about key developments in resourcing and how to improve the effectiveness of your recruitment processes.
How strong is your employer brand? Having a strong employer brand is essential for recruiting and retaining the best talent to your organisation. For your candidates, it can be the differentiator between your organisation and your closest competitor. Access this supplemental report to learn about the history of employer branding, how it is transforming, and key strategies for achieving a strong employer brand.
Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow's Challenges
The context for organisations today is characterised by complexity, rapid technological advances, and digital disruption. Organisations are experiencing fundamental shifts in their business models and have to constantly reinvent themselves in order to remain competitive. Indeed, 89% of respondents to our survey said their organisation had either recently reorganised or had a reorganisation underway. This research report reviews the latest thinking in organisation design, exploring how organisations are seeking to resolve a core tension: how to balance the need for agility and responsiveness to customer needs while achieving the benefits of operating at a global scale.
Workforce analytics has become a hot topic in organisations over recent years, promising potential business benefits and positive business impact And yet only a quarter (27%) of respondents to a recent CRF survey find that their organisation's people analytics capability allows them to identify opportunities to make decisions that lead to better business outcomes. It is evident that while there is demand for HR analytics, companies are struggling to implement strategic workforce analytics programmes and achieve business impact through HR analytics.
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.
Employee Engagement: Current Practices and Practicalities
The concept of employee engagement has provoked a great deal of debate since being introduced 25 years ago. Its supporters would claim that engagement programmes can enhance organisational performance when the energy generated from engagement is routed on the path needed to achieve organisational goals.
This is CRF's third report on the subject of engagement and focuses on what is currently happening in organisations in practice, and looking for similarities and differences across cultures, sectors and types of workforce. The report explores what business imperatives stimulate organisations to take engagement initiatives, the frameworks they adopt, what they hope to achieve and what is really happening in getting managers, employees and others to behave differently.