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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    HR model: dream or nightmare?

    I had a dream recently. It was a usual Monday morning and I was walking down the corridor to my office when who should appear walking towards me but my finance director. But the FD, rather than just walking, was skipping...

    Grow your own

    At workshops with HR professionals, we often begin by asking: “What is the biggest challenge you face in your job today?” As we go around the room, the challenges mentioned usually range from getting HR practices...

    HR Transformation: Building Human Resources From the Outside In

    Title: HR Transformation: Building Human Resources From the Outside In Authors: Dave Ulrich, Justin Allen, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger and Mark Nyman Publishers: The RBL Institute Price: £21.99 ISBN: 978 0071638708...

    ‘We allow staff to give feedback - and they most certainly give it’

    Deborah Baker doesn’t do interviews. In fact, when she previously spoke to the press John Major was presiding over a crumbling Conservative government. At the time she was group director of human resources at retailer Laura...

    Future of NHS Wales shared services in doubt

    The future of shared services across NHS Wales is uncertain following the reconfiguration of local health boards, PM has learnt. Twenty-two local health boards will be replaced by seven larger ones from the beginning of October...

    Training centre for green skills to open

    Green skills training centres run by British Gas (BG) could be replicated across the UK if the first site, announced last week in Wales, is a success. The first centre will open later this year in Tredegar in the South...

    Channel 4 outsources HR admin

    Channel 4 has outsourced its HR administration to Logica in a five-year contract. The contract, which will use an integrated HR system from Oracle, is an extension of an existing payroll outsourcing arrangement. It will cover...

    Business partners

    The migration of the role of HR generalist to that of HR business partner (HRBP) is now well recognised. Less understood is what skills, knowledge and attributes are needed to be an exceptional, high-performing HRBP. Methodology...

    Take your partners and advance

    The transformation of HR has been one of the most dramatic management changes of the past two decades. Organisations have abandoned traditional structures in favour of dividing the function into service centres, centres of...

    Cambridge chief sets university challenges

    The University of Cambridge’s HR department needs to move from a key administrative function to one that supports the organisation’s strategic goals, according to its new HR director. In his first press interview since taking...