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Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

Preliminary results of the 2019 HR Global Study

The Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) has administered surveys of the human resource function in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019. The results of the surveys yielded important data and publications on how Human Resource departments have operated and changed throughout the years. It is frequently cited and provides valuable information about HR effectiveness. Recently, CEO has completed its ninth study, and fourth global study.

HR Leaders Must Accelerate Preparations for the Future Digital Organizations

New evidence from the Center for Effective Organizations’ Global HR Excellence survey suggests HR leaders must move faster to prepare for the fast-emerging digital organization.

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Beyond “Upskilling”: Measuring the Climate for Work Automation with the “Work Automation Index”

With all the attention to enhancing the skills of workers to cope with work automation, CEO affiliate Dr. Benjamin Schneider, and Dr. John Boudreau realized that organizations are overlooking pivotal elements to work automation success.

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The Future HR: Five Essential but Overlooked Questions

The Future HR: Five Essential but Overlooked Questions

The future of HR is inextricably entwined with the future of work, leadership, society and organizations. It has long been insufficient to consider the future of HR strictly from the perspective of changes in the HR function, its organization, its operating model and its technology. Such questions are important, but HR leaders and their constituents (non-HR leaders, investors, workers, policy-makers and others) must consider the future of HR through more fundamental questions about the future of work.

Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, Third Edition

Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, Third Edition

The demand for organizational accountability has never been greater. The future of work, talent, and employment are changing at an unprecedented pace, and organizational decisions about how to invest in people are under increasing scrutiny. Leaders realize their decisions about human resources are crucial in an uncertain and interconnected world, yet decisions about people remain among the least systematic and evidence-based, compared to resources such as money and technology. Investing in People draws upon state-of-the art practice and research across disciplines including psychology, economics, accounting, and finance to provide HR professionals and leaders with proven guidelines for evaluating key HR initiatives.

2019 Sponsor Meeting Presentations

Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format from the 2019 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Optimizing Work Automation: Getting Past the Hype

Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau will present findings from their forthcoming book, Reinventing Jobs, with Harvard Business Press. They will describe a new set of tools to answer these daunting questions.

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HR Analysts: Unleash Your Inner Storyteller

HR Analysts: Unleash Your Inner Storyteller

John Boudreau shares how telling a story is well-recognized as essential to HR analytics and acknowledges that “insight” is at the top of the data analytics pyramid after data becomes information. HR analytics systems even offer pre-programmed storylines with deeper analysis.

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