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June 2016 Exec summary notes: The Design & build of effective ‘Shared Service Centres’

Many face the combined challenges of:- Reducing HR costs of delivery- Removing duplication of effort, creating synergies and streamlining HR systems, processes and policies- Achieving greater consistency of HR service delivery across geographic boundaries- In parallel, improving the level of effectiveness of the HR function and the commercial contribution it bringsHR Shared Services is often promoted as the answer to many of these issues, often as part of ...

July 3, 2017
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May 2017 Exec summary notes: Delivering HR effectively on a global scale

We frequently hear from HR Directors who have an international or global remit that they have particular challenges with providing HR leadership across geographic boundaries. Differences in areas such as culture, leadership style, demographics, recruitment, resourcing, legislation, and governance all contribute to making it more difficult to achieve consistency of HR practice, and even throw into ...

June 4, 2017
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April 2017 Exec summary notes – How can HR make a real commercial impact?

 Check out the boardroom highlights  http:/https://youtu.be/yg4p5KvYlxAWe would all agree that HR leaders and teams, to be truly effective, need to have a strong commercial role within organisations. It’s not good enough anymore just to be HR technical experts, welfare providers or custodians of policies. Yet I'm sure we can all think of cases where HR just haven't been able to rise to the challenge; maybe because they don't really understand the ...

April 10, 2017
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February 2017 Exec-summary notes: How HRDs can respond to the challenge of playing to a tough audience of Private Equity

Most HR Directors feel that they work in a challenging environment, with demanding audiences and stakeholders. Perhaps one of the toughest environments in the contemporary business environment is the world of Private Equity, with its focus on generating financial returns over relatively short periods of time. Typically, there is little room for the 'soft and fluffy' end of the traditional HR agenda. Leaders in PE are notoriously sceptical of the value of ...

February 9, 2017
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November 2016 Exec-summary notes: How CHROs can provide more value & support to their CEO with regard to executive hiring

Here we examined some of the strategies organisations are using to reduce the risk involved in senior executive hires by homing in on the best talent in the market.As the recent problems at both VW and Tesco highlight, the impact of poor boardroom hires can be dramatic.There’s no escaping that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to …Identify and assess how talented senior executive hires really are.Is it still worthwhile using traditional interview ...

January 23, 2017
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