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February 29th 2016

Assessing Potential

Organisations have been “assessing potential” with varying degrees of success for many years. Yet in our recent research report only 47% of 224 respondents felt that they were “somewhat” or “very satisfied” with their evaluations.

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February 25th 2016

Identifying Critical Roles, Easier Said than Done!

Role differentiation constitutes the essence of developing an effective workforce strategy, starting with the identification of critical roles. However, definitions of what makes critical roles sometimes lack rigour and are not always well defined. Therefore, the identification of critical roles is easier said than done. This white paper considers common traps and limitations in identifying critical roles, attempts to define ‘best practice’ approach and provide a model HR professionals can work with when defining critical roles in the organisation.

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  • Talent
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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November 11th 2015

Organisation Agility

This report considers the implications of organisation agility for HR, both in terms of designing agile HR practices and HR‘s role in supporting the organisation to become more agile.

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  • People Strategy
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
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November 5th 2015

The Smarter Annual Report

This report by Creelman Lambert provides guidance on how companies should respond to the movement to improve annual reporting to stakeholders, and in particular the provision of better human capital information.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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October 15th 2015

A question of balance – managing recruitment risk

This report sheds light on the different types of risk involved in organisations’ recruitment practices. It finds that when the biggest risks materialise, the consequences can be as or more ruinous as a major security breach or regulatory violation. The report also examines how some organisations are seeking to minimise recruitment risk.

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  • Risk & Governance
  • Talent
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May 8th 2015

Leadership Development - is it for for purpose?

This CRF research has been a year-long project, kicking off with an event in March 2014. This explored the issues our members face in developing leaders and framed the research brief for this project.

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  • Learning & Development
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March 10th 2015

Workforce Strategy

CRF and Advanced Workforce Strategies (AWS) invited CRF members to complete the Workforce Strategy Audit Survey. This report sets out the aggregated responses of the CRF member organisations who completed the Survey.

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  • Talent
  • People Strategy
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January 30th 2015

Employee Engagement: essentials and challenges

This brief commentary on employee engagement builds on our comprehensive report Employee Engagement and Organisational Performance (2010).

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  • Performance Management & Engagement
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November 12th 2014

Employee Health and Wellbeing – whose responsibility is it?

Our research report, ‘Employee Health and Wellbeing – whose responsibility is it?’, considers the current state of health and wellbeing at work, the actions employers are taking, and the business reasons for investing in health and wellbeing.

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  • People Strategy
  • Performance Management & Engagement
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September 19th 2014

Storytelling – Getting the Message Across

Our research report, ‘Storytelling – Getting the Message Across’, considers what we mean by ‘stories’ in the organisational context, what organisations can achieve through storytelling, and what constitutes a good story.

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  • Performance Management & Engagement
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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