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April 8th 2011

Assessing People for Senior Jobs

This research report reviews the changing role of leaders and the importance of context, culture and job requirements when selecting them. It examines what criteria should be used for assessing leaders and provides an overview of assessment tools and methods.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
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January 31st 2011

Diversity and Business Performance

This report puts forward the business case for diversity in organisations, with specific references to gender, the current diversity situation and evaluates its effects on business performance. Using a combination of research and expert views, the report highlights the hurdles that diversity programmes can encounter and the organisation cultures that most readily encourage it.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Business Performance
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Demographics
  • Diversity
  • Equal Pay
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Giving Feedback
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Negotiations
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August 27th 2010

Managing the People Dimension of Risk

This report highlights the role that HR should play in risk management. This is in the context of significant trends in corporate governance to recognise the importance of behaviour, rather than the historic tendency of risk management to rely mainly on controls and quantitative analysis.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Management
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Employee Voice
  • Equal Pay
  • Ethics
  • Executive Compensation
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Giving Feedback
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing People
  • Managing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Negotiations
  • Pay
  • Performance Management
  • Remco
  • Risk
  • Security & Privacy
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Transformation
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June 14th 2010

HR Specialists

This is the first publication to focus specifically on the collective role of HR specialists, and follows on from earlier CRF reports on Configuring HR for tomorrow's challenges and The Effective HR Business Partner.

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May 27th 2010

Work on High Performance in the UK, Centre for Organizational Performance

To support our Creating High Performance Organisations event Dr. André de Waal published this document providing an overview of current research and practical application of high performance in the UK.

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  • Giving Feedback
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Performance Management
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March 1st 2010

Configuring HR for Tomorrow's Challenges

While summarising an array of surveys indicating that HR still has a reputational problem, this CRF report sets out an agenda to re-position the role of HR as a high achieving function dedicated to organisation effectiveness. It 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.

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  • Organisation Development
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January 28th 2010

Employee engagement and organisational performance

This research report takes stock of where the concept of employee engagement has got to some 10 years after becoming a popular management concept, and after a couple of years of recession. It analyses what has and hasn't yet been learnt.

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  • Conflict
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Voice
  • Flexible Working
  • Generational Issues
  • Giving Feedback
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Performance Management
  • Strategy
  • Workforce Trends
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September 4th 2009

The Effective HR Business Partner

This definitive report examines fully the essential aspects of business partnering, the HR business partner role and their work. Guided by interviews with senior HR leaders and experiences in several organisations, a key finding is that many organisations struggle with the Ulrich model, or to make the HR business partner role work effectively - mainly because of interpretation, understanding, preparation, capability and implementation issues.

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  • Strategic Reward
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October 1st 2006

HR's Role in M&As

With experts agreeing that the majority of M&As have under-performed or failed to deliver value because of under-estimating people issues, the report examines the role of HR in successfully managing M&As.

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  • Performance Management
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August 1st 2006

Improving Performance Through Appraisal Dialogues

This report examines whether the formal dialogue in performance appraisal between an employee and their manager is effective in improving the employee's performance. Through member input, the characteristics of effective appraisals are revealed including how they can be used to align individual and organisational goals and different appraisal techniques.

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  • Giving Feedback
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Performance Management
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