January 14th 2020

Future Insight: Responding to Trends, Threats and Opportunities

This discussion paper outlines HR’s role in developing foresight and organisation capabilities around vigilance, future sensing, environment scanning, and agile decision making in the absence of full information.

  • Tags
  • Capability Building
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Disruption
  • Globalisation
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Transformation
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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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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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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.

  • Tags
  • Being an HR Director
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Global Strategy
  • HR Models
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Wellbeing
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May 16th 2013

Executive Summary: Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function

This executive summary gives an overview of the full CRF research report – Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function. This report looks at how HR often has to justify itself over its role, its output and its added value. In some cases, this is deserved as we become involved in unsubstantiated opinion, fads and fashions, are reluctant to use data or are unable to evaluate our initiatives. Developing commercial acumen for the HR function in an organisation enables them to more effectively align with business objectives and priorities.

  • Tags
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Performance Management
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