March 1st 2010

Executive Summary: Configuring HR for Tomorrow’s Challenges

This executive summary provides an overview for the full research report on Configuring HR for Tomorrow’s Challenges. This summary indicates how HR should tackle its own talent challenge to shift HR skill levels and orientation, how it should organise its resources, the way it should work with ‘the line' to manage people, and the priority areas for action. This summary aims to provide practical recommendations for industry professionals to implement to help with configuring HR strategy to deliver even more effective business contributions.

Some of the key themes covered in this executive summary on configuring HR for the future, include:
• The current context, issues and pressures for HR
• Re-framing HR’s purpose
• Re-focusing HR’s Portfolio
• Re-skilling HR people
• Re-defining responsibility for people management
• Re-shaping HR’s relationships
• Refreshing HR processes

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on richard@crforum.co.uk.

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