May 15th 2014

Spring Symposium 2014 – interview with Nick Laird, Ceridian

Nick Laird, Chief Commercial Officer at Ceridian, advises on how to find the benefits in a business case and the best way to get a project signed off internally.

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March 14th 2017

Webinar: Optimising HR's Business Contribution

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.

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March 19th 2019

International Conference: Speed, Productivity & Agility - Essentials for Tomorrow's Disruptive Business Environment - Programme

What will differentiate the successful organisations of tomorrow and how should they be preparing to get a head start? This brochure explores the content of CRF's 11th International Conference, taking place at Hotel Sofia, Barcelona. By taking a multi-faceted view of the drivers of organisation performance, the conference will challenge attendees to be radical and imaginative in developing strategies to execute the personal and organisational transformations essential for business continuity. If you weren't able to secure a place, we’ll provide a digital retrospective of all topics discussed after the conference on our website.

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  • Agility
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  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
  • Productivity
  • Reorganisation
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February 21st 2019

Post Meeting Review Notes - Trusted Advisor: HR Business Partnering, Relationship Building & Influencing

These Post Meeting Review Notes summarise the outcomes and key messages from CRF's latest event, Trusted Advisor. They include an exploration of what it takes to build trust and the variables of trustworthiness and, also delve into limitations and constraints around the topic. At the end of the notes, there is a feedback form for members who attended the event to complete and send back to CRF, as we very much value your opinions.

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  • Influencing
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Security & Privacy
  • Transformation
  • Transparency
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October 29th 2013

Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function

Corporate Research Forum interviewed a number of senior business leaders and experienced practitioners on what commercial acumen is and asked them to share their experiences, views and insights on this wide-ranging and complex subject.

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  • Being an HR Director
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  • International Business
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May 15th 2014

Spring Symposium 2014 - Interview with Deborah Baker, BskyB

Deborah Baker, Director for People at BSkyB, describes the opportunities existing within the HR function for those within the early stages of their careers.

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  • Learning and Development
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May 16th 2013

Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function

This report is written from the viewpoint that we believe that HR functions can make a substantial contribution to improved organisation effectiveness and business strategy. Using a combination of survey data and other research, this report looks at the subject of business acumen in relation to current and future HR functions, and the importance of this to overall business performance.

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  • Being an HR Director
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