February 12th 2019

The Strategic HR Leader’s Essentials: A CRF Toolkit

In the eyes of many senior stakeholders, HR is often seen as a less commercial and strategic function. How can HR change this perception, 'earn a seat at the table', remain relevant to the business, and ensure long-term success?

HR's key priorities should be to understand the business and align itself with the overall strategic direction of the organisation it serves. The Strategic HR Leader's Essentials: A CRF Toolkit highlights our research findings in the following key strategic areas to help every HR professional achieve success in the organisation:

  • Aligning HR with business strategy & the CRF Strategic HR Framework
  • Using Talent Management as a strategic differentiator & the CRF Integrated Talent Management Model
  • Using Resourcing as a strategic business enabler
  • Using Learning to sustain growth & the CRF Learning Matrix
  • Performance Management Framework
  • HR Analytics & the CRF Workforce Analytics Success Framework.

If you are interested in any of the topics discussed in the Toolkit, please contact Carmen von Rohr, Content and Digital Manager, at carmen@crforum.co.uk.



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