January 19th 2012

Executive Summary: Developing an Effective HR Strategy

This is the executive summary for the full CRF report on Developing an Effective HR Strategy to support organisational needs. 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.

This executive summary looks at topics including:
• Understanding the business strategy that the HR function needs to support
• Developing a close relationship between business priorities and HR actions
• Different approaches to developing an effective HR strategy
• Reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of HR strategy
• Defining the different roles of HR when developing corporate strategy
• The key contributions of an effective HR strategy to the wider business
• Key skills involved in developing an effective HR strategy
• Common features of an effective people strategy

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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