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November 3rd 2017

Research Report: Strategic Workforce Analytics

Workforce analytics has become a hot topic in organisations over recent years, with significant claims of potential business benefits. And yet only a quarter (27%) of respondents to a recent CRF survey find that their organisation's workforce analytics capability allows them to identify opportunities to make decisions that lead to better business outcomes frequently or consistently. It is evident that while there is demand for HR Analytics in organisations, companies are struggling to implement workforce analytics programmes and drive results through HR Analytics.

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  • Analytics & Evaluation
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June 27th 2017

Learning - The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance

CRF’s research report - 'Learning - The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance' - explores the role that learning can play in helping our organisations become more agile, innovative and change-ready, how we can better align learning with the organisation’s strategic priorities, and how we can use the latest developments in the learning field to increase the impact of investments in learning.

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  • Learning & Development
  • People Strategy
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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.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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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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  • Performance Management & Engagement
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Articles

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January 12th 2018

HR Directors' Briefing Paper: Facing Disruption

Are you worried about potential disruptors within your business field and how they might affect the future of your organisation? Perhaps, you have identified some already and need effective strategies to prepare your business? In this paper we highlight some new or newish trends that may significantly influence your business and suggest some coping mechanisms to ensure that both HR and the overall business can survive in the face of new challenges.

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  • Risk & Governance
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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December 15th 2017

End of Year Review - 2017

What did 2017 look like for us? Well...nearly 2,000 HR professionals attended CRF-led events, with over 300 hours of learning delivered. 400 senior HR and business leaders joined us in Amsterdam for our 9th International Conference and 200 participants attended CRF Learning programmes. Download our 2017 summary to find out more about our key deliverables from the past 12 months.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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October 9th 2017

Reclaiming Your Day: How Successful People Manage Collaborative Overload

The collaborative intensity of work has exploded over the past decade. Collaborative time demands have risen by more than 50 percent over the past decade, and most knowledge workers or leaders now spend 85 percent or more of their work time on email, in meetings and on the phone. To help address this critical issue, Rob's team conducted both quantitative and qualitative research over the past several years looking into collaborative overload. Download this article, kindly shared with CRF by Rob Cross, to find out how top executive can reclaime 18 - 24% of their time spent on collaborative tasks.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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May 23rd 2017

Progress, Issue 5 (Full Edition)

This issue of Progress, CRF's e-magazine, is fifth in the series and covers a range of topics from future of work to finding your next executive search firm. Progress was launched to assist in the development of your role, to support your career and broaden your awareness of the changing business environment we operate in.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Learning & Development
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Presentations

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February 12th 2018

Appreciative Inquiry and the New Change Equation

What is Appreciative Inquiry and how can appreciative inquiry framework help you deliver successful change projects? Access the presentation from our recent residential workshop with David Cooperrider to find out more about this unique perspective on change management.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Change Management
  • Appreciative inquiry
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November 10th 2017

Strategic Workforce Analytics - Findings of the CRF Research

This presentation by Gillian Pillans, co-author of the Strategic Workforce Analytics reports, summarises the key findings of the research and outlines recommendations for improving HR analytics efforts in organisations.

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November 10th 2017

Strategic Workforce Analytics

This presentation by Alec Levenson, Economist and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at Marshall School of Business, looks at the common challenges and assumptions within the HR analytics field and offers solutions to these problems. Alec shares a number of models and additional resources throughout the presentation readers can access to explore the topic further.

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  • Analytics & Evaluation
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November 10th 2017

Using Predictive Workforce Analytics at Experian

This presentation by Olly Britnell, Head of Global Workforce Analytics at Experian, explores how Experian has implemented HR analytics in the organisation and the results seen so far by the business.

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  • Analytics & Evaluation
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Tools

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January 15th 2016

Effective HR & Employee Engagement

This is a guide to designing and implementing effective initiatives, interventions or projects. It is written with “engagement” in mind, but has general application.

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  • Performance Management & Engagement
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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January 14th 2016

Performance Improvement Priorities

This simple framework looks at identifying the key performance improvement priorities which add value and are easy to implement across an organisation.

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  • Performance Management & Engagement
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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January 14th 2016

The Change Equation

This simple and useful tool sets out the key pre-conditions for successful change to happen, and allows you to assess the degree to which they are present in your organisation.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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January 13th 2016

Improving New Leader On-Boarding

Good on-boarding significantly reduces the likelihood of new leader under-performance and failure, along with the related tensions and costs. This checklist aims to provide some key points that can improve new leader integration.

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  • Talent
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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Videos

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January 10th 2018

How can workforce analytics capability be improved?

Are you looking to begin your workforce analytics journey? Perhaps, you are looking to improve your organisation's current HR analytics processes? Listen to our interview with Alec Levenson for some tips on both.

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  • Analytics & Evaluation
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January 10th 2018

What challenges is HR facing with people analytics?

Are you experiencing challenges with your current people analytics efforts? Listen to our interview with Alec Levenson to lean more about the most common mistakes made by those starting out.

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  • Analytics & Evaluation
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July 17th 2017

What are the recent trends in learning? - Interview with Nigel Paine

Catch-up on missed member events by watching our 3-minute videos. In our July 2017 interview, we speak to Nigel Paine, author of 'The Learning Challenge'.

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  • Learning & Development
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November 9th 2016

Is a Truly Inclusive Culture Possible?

In this interview with Dr. Wanda Wallace we discuss whether creating a truly inclusive culture at organisational level is possible, particularly in light of global events observed in 2016. Wanda provides examples of organisational practices where inclusivity has been achieved, as well as tips on what organisations can do to embrace inclusive culture.

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  • Diversity & Inclusivity
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