HR function

Index here items on HR’s role in building organisational capability, HR leadership, improving the HR function, HR transformation, managing the HR department, HR metrics, HR audits and benchmarking, HR planning, shared services and HR outsourcing, HR competencies, HR managers, HR directors, HR brand and HR consultants.

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    The great beyond

    Predicting the future is notoriously difficult. Even history’s most famous futurologist, Nostradamus, wasn’t infallible – not least with his prediction that we would all be dead by the year 2000. So how are businesses meant...

    Prophet warning

    There are many reasons to regard this time of year with a deep sense of trepidation. This is the season of overcrowded and overheated shops, office Christmas parties, long-lost relatives – including those who you pray would...

    The People Management Award 2004

    Every year, the CIPD and People Management magazine join forces with major corporate sponsors to honour an outstanding achievement in the field of people management and development. For more information on the award and how...

    Double vision

    Bob Morton HR restructuring is a given, but major outsourcing will never take off to the extent that some people have predicted, writes Bob Morton, head of the HRD and regional competency centre, Northern Europe, at Ciba...

    How to avoid the high jump

    Once again the crack of the starting pistol is to echo throughout the land. A ministerial decree has gone out: revive the egg and spoon race. From next month, every state school in the realm is to get an instruction kit from...

    Digital watcher

    Boeing sells you an airliner, but its chief executive no longer sees his company as an aircraft manufacturer. IBM meets your IT hardware needs, but isn’t really making computers any more. Mercedes-Benz offers you its own...

    Foresight saga

    Today’s HR professionals are fighting for equal working opportunities for women and looking to smash the glass ceiling, but one man is worried about the exact opposite: how to cope in a future workplace in which men are surplus...

    Joined-up thinker

    Talking to Stephen Wood can be an exhausting – and exhilarating – experience. Wood, who took over as research chair at Sheffield University’s Institute of Work Psychology at the start of the year, has an almost Tigger-like...

    The smarter charter

    On 1 July 2000 the Institute of Personnel and Development ceased to be. On the stroke of midnight, in a seamless transition the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development was born. To all intents and purposes, the two...