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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    Strategy: Back to front

    At our company, HCL Technologies - which employs 60,000 staff in 26 countries - we have espoused a management approach that we call employees first, customers second (EFCS). Its purpose is quite simple: to concentrate the...

    Leading HR

    Title: Leading HR Authors: Paul Sparrow, Martin Hird, Anthony Hesketh, Cary Cooper Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Price: £30 ISBN: 978-0-230-22259-5 The leadership team at Lancaster University’s Centre for Performance...

    Strategy toolkit

    HR Strategy by Rita McGee and Anne Rennie is a new title in the CIPD’s toolkit series. It features practical tips, case studies, ideas, tools and methodologies on all aspects of strategic HR. Topics covered include...

    The truth about getting Smart

    We’ve all heard of the “Smart” acronym for setting objectives. But what do you think Smart stands for? I asked a few people at a conference, looked at some articles and checked out some discussion groups...

    Name calling

    Is it not time for the CIPD to change its name to the “Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management”? Tim Wood, Pensions Manager, Reckitt Benckiser Group

    Global HR podcast

    The future of global HR is the theme of the CIPD’s latest monthly podcast. With more and more organisations operating and competing across international boundaries, HR professionals are facing major challenges in this...

    How HR can help the Rock in a hard place

    Few events in the corporate world cause more uncertainty than new management. But what if the new owner also happens to be the government, and you are shifted almost overnight from a dynamic, risk-taking bank to a politically...

    Starbucks deal outsources HR

    Starbucks is to outsource its transactional HR in the US and Canada to Cincinnati-based firm Convergys. The deal, worth $400m (£195m), will also cover the coffee company’s payroll administration and will affect...

    Strategic HR: Building the Capability to Deliver

    Title: Strategic HR: Building the Capability to Deliver Authors: Peter Reilly and Tony Williams Publisher: Gower Publishing (01235 827730) Price: £55 ISBN: 978 0 566 0867 8 There are surprisingly few...

    How much freedom do managers have to make strategic HR decisions?

    Research into the links between HR and business performance has tended to fall into one of two schools of thought. The "best practice" view is that one set of HR policies will improve performance in virtually all...