Tag: "strategic HR"

Exiting Employees: How HR can Minimize the Impact

The entire process of an employee exit needs to be handled strategically and in good faith to avoid some preventable but damaging pitfalls.

Perspective: A Tip for Being More Strategic

Everyone tells us we should be strategic thinkers, but what does that actually involve? Here’s a little exercise you can do right now that will make you more strategic.

Can You Teach Business Savvy?

The universal complaint about HR is that it is not sufficiently business savvy. Is this something we can fix through training and development or are we stuck? If we teach people to read financial statements will that help?

HR at the Crossroads: Strategic Partner or Policy Police?

Human resources as an effective business partner within the organization is increasingly seen as a competitive advantage—as more organizations recognize it as a strategic role improving the interface between human capital and business operations. In short, the HR business partner drives organizational performance adding value.

How to Get Clean Data for Your HR Reporting

All the talk about people analytics has led to a resurgence of interest in better HR reporting. Unfortunately, most of the advice on how to do reporting reads like this: “Metrics should be based on accurate data, they should deliver clear insights, and you should tell a story around those insights that will drive action.” The problem is not that these points are wrong, it’s that those are the very issues that are standing in your way.

Escape from Big Data

You probably feel under some pressure to do something with “Big Data”. What you should actually do is probably far less clear. Let me help.

An HR Transformation to be Proud of

If you studied science or engineering, you probably still find the standard practice of HR a bit odd. As a profession we are quick to adopt faddish practices because they are new, or sound good, or because someone else is doing them. This is a far cry from the disciplined approach to gathering evidence that you learned in university. The question for you is, can you create a change to bring more rigour into your own HR department? Can you drive a quiet transformation you’d be proud of?

Sara Sutton Fell: Remote Workplace Futures Today

Sara Sutton Fell, a future of work expert, shares her insights into remote work, the future of work and the online job marketplace.