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.

  • Tags
  • 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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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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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.

  • Tags
  • 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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