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November 14th 2018

The Future of Jobs, Work and Working

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.

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  • Analytics
  • Being an HR Director
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Business Models
  • Career Planning
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Demographics
  • Developing Employees
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Emerging Markets
  • Equal Pay
  • Forecasting
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • HR Models
  • Machine Learning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Research & Development
  • Restructuring
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Reward
  • Wellbeing
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June 28th 2018

Resourcing - How HR's Core Competence is Evolving

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.

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  • Being an HR Director
  • Career Planning
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Developing Employees
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Employee Retention
  • Employee Value Proposition
  • Employer Brand
  • Generational Issues
  • Giving Feedback
  • Global Strategy
  • Hiring
  • HR Models
  • Leading Teams
  • Machine Learning
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Research & Development
  • Resourcing
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Reward
  • Wellbeing
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June 28th 2018

The Evolution of the Employer Brand

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 to improve your employee attraction and retention.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Employee Retention
  • Employee Value Proposition
  • Employer Brand
  • Hiring
  • Machine Learning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Remco
  • Resourcing
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Reward
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March 8th 2018

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 organisational 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.

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  • Agility
  • Being an HR Director
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Emerging Markets
  • Equal Pay
  • Executive Compensation
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Global Strategy
  • HR Models
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing Organisations
  • Motivating People
  • Organisation Development
  • Pay
  • Remco
  • Reorganisation
  • Restructuring
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Wellbeing
  • Organisation Design
  • Organisational Structure
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June 28th 2017

Learning - The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance

Success in today’s world requires organisations to be agile: to make timely, effective and sustained changes to stay ahead of the competition in a fast-changing business context. The ability - for both organisations and the people who work in them - to learn fast, innovate and adapt has never been more important. Learning is a critical strategic lever that organisations can deploy to build and sustain a market-leading position. Learning can be a source of competitive advantage and should be high on the business agenda. The report sets out practical recommendations for deploying learning as a critical strategic lever, and for improving the effectiveness of the Learning function.

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  • Agility
  • Being an HR Director
  • Career Planning
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Developing Employees
  • Global Strategy
  • HR Models
  • Learning and Development
  • Research & Development
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Reward
  • Wellbeing
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March 11th 2017

Research Report: Strategic Workforce Analytics

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.

  • Tags
  • Analytics
  • Being an HR Director
  • Career Planning
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Conflict
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Value Proposition
  • Employee Voice
  • Flexible Working
  • Generational Issues
  • Giving Feedback
  • Global Strategy
  • Hiring
  • HR Models
  • Leading Teams
  • Machine Learning
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Political Savvy
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategy
  • Wellbeing
  • Workforce Trends
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January 24th 2017

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.

  • Tags
  • Being an HR Director
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Global Strategy
  • HR Models
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Wellbeing
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November 11th 2016

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.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Conflict
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Voice
  • Flexible Working
  • Generational Issues
  • Giving Feedback
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Negotiations
  • Performance Management
  • Strategy
  • Workforce Trends
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June 22nd 2016

Rethinking Talent Management

For most CEOs, talent is at or near the top of their priority list. Yet in our recent survey of over 230 organisations, only 17% of respondents rated their organisation as effective in predicting and planning future talent needs. This research report draws upon international good practice and provides practical recommendations and methodologies for improvement of talent management.

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  • Sustainability
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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. Our research draws on international good practice and has embraced leading academics, expert consultants and experienced practitioners in an attempt to provide practical improvement methodologies for assessing potential.

  • Tags
  • Developing Employees
  • Potential
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