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Come on HR – Prove Me Wrong!

Come on HR – Prove Me Wrong!

I love HR and have always had a passion for the whole area since I fell into Personnel by mistake many years ago. Some 30 years later, working both in and around the HR function, the demands and expectations being made of HR continue to rise, and rightly so!

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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.

Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

Your organization has made the decision to adopt automation and artificial intelligence technologies. Now, you face difficult and stubborn questions about how to implement that decision: How, when, and where should we apply automation in our organization? Is it a stark choice between humans versus machines? How do we stay on top of these technological trends as work and automation continue to evolve?

The Future of HR

John Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan will share their latest research, examples from companies, and next steps on the Future of HR. They will review cases and examples of what companies and CHRO’s are doing today to meet the changing demands of business.

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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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