January 19th 2012

Developing an Effective HR Strategy

Research for this report found that much progress still has to be made for HR to be regarded as ‘strategic’ and as a key contributor to business strategy. It fleshes out both the business needs and the issues HR must face in such a role. Guidelines are also provided on this role, people strategy and communicating/evaluating that strategy, as are useful case studies. Essential recommendations are made.

Topics covered in this research report on HR strategy include:
• Understanding the organisation strategy that HR needs to support
• HR’s relationship with wider business strategy
• The difference between people strategy and HR strategy
• How HR strategy is developed
• Reviewing the current HR strategy and how it contributes to the business
• Four specific roles that HR can play in developing corporate strategy
• Key contributions of HR strategy to support the organisation
• Essential skills for HR professionals contributing to business strategy
• The features of an effective HR strategy
• The role of HR in communicating strategy
• How HR can guide their organisation to be more strategic

Here, you can download and view the report on HR strategy. 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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