February 18th 2019

Speed Read: Developing Commercial Acumen for HR Function

The HR function is often criticised for its lack of commercial acumen and business savvy. The aim of this Speed Read is to define commercial acumen as a skill and give HR professionals the necessary practical information to develop and demonstrate this business critical skill.

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  • Analytics
  • Being an HR Director
  • Business Education
  • Business Models
  • Business Processes
  • Career Planning
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Culture
  • Developing Employees
  • Emerging Markets
  • Forecasting
  • International Business
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Political Savvy
  • Research & Development
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
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December 3rd 2018

Progress - Issue 6 (Full Edition)

The sixth edition of of our e-magazine - Progress - takes a look at the number of topics including the future of work, building high-performing teams, the value of HR analytics and the skills required to succeed in a top HR role. In each issue of Progress we focus on three areas important for every HR professional - your organisation, your role and your career.

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  • Analytics
  • Business Models
  • Demographics
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Forecasting
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Leading Teams
  • Learning and Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Reward
  • Wellbeing
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December 3rd 2018

Progress - Issue 6: How to prepare for the future of work

Withing this sixth edition of oue e-magazine - Progress - Mike Rosenberg, Associate Professor, Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School takes a look at past predictions around the future of work and highlights some possible scenarios that could play out in the future.

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  • Business Models
  • Decision Making
  • Demographics
  • Forecasting
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Strategic Reward
  • Wellbeing
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November 13th 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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October 9th 2018

The Future of Jobs, Work and Working

What will future jobs look like, and how can organisations anticipate, source, and deploy the skills and talent they will require to meet tomorrow’s strategic needs? Find out more about the upcoming CRF event on 29th and 30th October where we will explore these themes.

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  • Business Models
  • Demographics
  • Forecasting
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Organisation Development
  • Strategic Reward
  • Wellbeing
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November 22nd 2017

Compendium of CRF Research 2017

Within this short document, we present the executive summaries from a selection of our most recent work. While each of these articles explore a different issue, there are a number of good practice principles uniting them, all of which are required for a strong, coherent and effective people strategy.

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  • Agility
  • Analytics
  • Being an HR Director
  • Business Education
  • Business Models
  • Business Processes
  • Career Planning
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Culture
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Emerging Markets
  • Forecasting
  • Giving Feedback
  • Global Strategy
  • HR Models
  • International Business
  • Leading Teams
  • Learning and Development
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing People
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Political Savvy
  • Potential
  • Reorganisation
  • Restructuring
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Sustainability
  • Wellbeing
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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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  • Business Models
  • Career Planning
  • Demographics
  • Developing Employees
  • Forecasting
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Learning and Development
  • Research & Development
  • Wellbeing
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January 10th 2017

HR Manifesto

CRF has been researching the field of HR management , and turning this into actionable recommendations implemented by HR functions, for over 20 years. We have built an understanding of how the function has evolved, how its reputation has varied and the fads that have come and gone. Our intention in this manifesto is to give our views on the business context of HR management, forces shaping HR as a function and ways in which the HR function can make an enhanced strategic contribution.

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  • Behavioural Science
  • Business Models
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Demographics
  • Forecasting
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Wellbeing
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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
  • Business Education
  • Business Models
  • Business Processes
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Emerging Markets
  • Forecasting
  • International Business
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Political Savvy
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
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November 30th 2012

The Future of Work – interview with Mike Jackson, Shaping Tomorrow

Co-founder of Shaping Tomorrow, Mike Jackson provides his thoughts on the key trends and challenges of the future of work and how organisations should best respond in order to succeed.

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  • Business Models
  • Demographics
  • Forecasting
  • Future of Work
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Risk
  • Strategic Reward
  • Wellbeing
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November 30th 2012

The Future of Work – interview with Dr. Carsten Sørensen

Leading academic, Dr. Carsten Sørensen discusses how the future of work is likely to affect the relationships organisations have with their customers and their employees.

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  • Business Models
  • Demographics
  • Forecasting
  • Future of Work
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • Risk
  • Wellbeing
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November 28th 2012

Post Meeting Review Notes - Future of Work

The document summarises some of the key messages from our 2012 Future of Work event.

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  • Business Models
  • Demographics
  • Digital
  • Forecasting
  • Future of Work
  • Generational Issues
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • Risk
  • Wellbeing
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