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How Can Strategic HR Keep Up With The Future of Work?

A new article by John Boudreau is available at Visier. The evolving work ecosystem demands that leaders consider applying new work arrangements, but are those arrangements associated with HR’s role as a strategic partner? A unique survey of U.S. HR leaders shows how HR’s strategic activities associate with using new work arrangements.

The Emerging Role of HR Leaders and the Future of HR

Ian Ziskin will lead a conversation about the evolution of HR leadership and the future of the function, including capabilities required for success, what you need to know, with whom you need to interact, and when you are most likely to experience development.

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The Future of HR, 7/21/15

John Boudreau (CEO), Ian Ziskin (CEO), and Ravin Jesuthasan (Towers Watson) shared their latest research, examples from companies, and next steps on the Future of HR. They reviewed cases and examples of what companies and CHRO’s are doing today to meet the changing demands of business.

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The Future of Employee Compensation: Compensation Café Entries

Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. (CEO) This collection is a three-part series that appeared in Compensation Café, the leading blog on reward systems, from December 1-3, 2014. See www.CompensationCafe.com for the original entries and reader responses to them.

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Effective HR Management: Will HR Capabilities Face the Future

USC professors John Boudreau and Ed Lawler describe a unique longitudinal study of the evolution of the HR function that began in 1995 with data collection done every 3 years. The results suggest that HR is changing slower than most HR leaders believe, and they suggest how to accelerate the path to a more effective HR profession.

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What is the future of HR?

John W. Boudreau (CEO) Ian Ziskin (CEO) and Carrie Gibson (CEO) take a different departure point by starting with prominent emerging general trends and examining their potential effect on HR, now and in the future, and HR’s desired and actual role in addressing them.

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Strategic Approaches to Future Trends in HR: Does HR’s Reach Exceed its Grasp?, 9/19/13, Recording/Slides

John Boudreau presented findings from several recent research projects, including the Future of HR Trends Consortium and the “Achieving Excellence in HR” global survey, which suggest that there is a significant association between HR strategic partnership and HR success measures, but that today HR’s ambitions exceed its current role in many areas.

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The Future of HR

Ian Ziskin and John Boudreau discussed The Future of HR: Multiple Disciplines, Multiple Connections, Multiple Levels.

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The Future of HR and Effective Organizations

This article by John Boudreau (CEO) and Ian Ziskin (CEO and Exec Excel) describes the results of an ongoing initiative by CEO to understand the future of HR, and in particular its relationships within effective organizations in dynamic environments.

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