Building credibility of HR as Business Leaders

Leadership is critical in all organisations and, in the current workplace instability, HR leaders need to stand out as business leaders too.  HR is a complex function, and leaders in HR face demands and opportunities that could transform the function – if the depth of their understanding of the business can shine through. Why is leadership in Human Resources more important than…

AI and HR

Technological change has been evolving for decades, and work has evolved continuously.  Artificial Intelligence, however, suddenly seems like a revolution.  The workplace could, or even should, change dramatically.  If you’re in HR you have a choice – play a leading role, or play catch up.  Before I researched this, I thought AI was being hyped up and would take time to feed…

HR must lead its own Transformation

Transformation is a BIG word.  How could this possibly apply to the Human Resources function?  Especially if you’re applying the same expertise and your desk doesn’t move.  We can learn from some research by KPMG on HR transformations that don’t work: ‘The common characteristics for failure of HR initiatives were: organizations not changing roles or structure consistent with their transformation (85 percent),…

Trends in Learning

Digital learning methods become ever more popular, enabling learners to access the learning when and where they want it, and via a mix of dynamic media.  It can be extremely cost-effective, and naturally can seem attractive to the digital generation. However, what’s the most important ingredient to make sure that it really achieves the change you want?  Recent research shows that it’s…

Extend and deepen HR Relationships

Our research into HR trends showed that we are good at collaborating across our field, but could partner more effectively with other parts of the business.  Open and trusting relationships help us to learn about how our business really works, and we can draw in insight and expertise that can help us in new ways. How would you evaluate the quality and…