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Talent Management: Putting People First

Talent management is attracting a crowd. While usually delegated to HR, it is currently gaining visibility and sparking discussion about just what it encompasses, and who is best qualified to lead it.

The HR Mindset: Keeping People First

For years now, HR professionals have heard that they need to understand their organization’s business to be effective. The question is—does business understand HR?

Leading Learning and Development: Challenging and Championing Change

As any HR professional can attest, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. From the L&D they require for success themselves to development at the highest levels of leadership, it falls to HR practitioners to identify the needs, justify the investment, then provide or source the solutions their organizations need.

Disruption: HR for Challenging Times

Change surrounds us. The world has changed in every conceivable—and previously inconceivable—way within a generation. The question is though, when does change in the wider world become disruption in the workplace, and how does that affect an organization’s expectations of human resources?

Challenges of Change Inspire Innovation

Often, what is first seen as the worst possible situation can lead to the best—through ingenuity. Challenge breeds innovation in every area of human endeavour; HR is no different.

Top Line HR: Driving Business Results

While it is generally accepted today that HR practitioners contribute to their employers’ bottom line, questions remain—such as how, and by how much. Switching the lens from the bottom line impact to top line practices readily reveals HR’s unique ability to drive and sustain business results.

Effective Communications and HR: Making the Connection

What was once considered a tool in HR’s strategic leadership is now almost universally recognized as a strategic necessity: effective communications. At a time of high expectations and unprecedented changes in the workplace and workforce, communication is key to the success of all HR functions.

Living, Learning, Leading: HR Then and Now

Once there were clerks who figured out how much each employee got paid, and made sure they got their money. Picture poor Bob Cratchit. Now, picture today’s human resources professionals, advising leadership teams and sitting at the executive table.