Optimising HR’s Business Contribution:

Where are the opportunities and pitfalls?

Upcoming Optimising HR

Tuesday 14 March 11:30 – 12:15 GMT

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In today's rapidly changing business environment, it's more important than ever for HR to be commercial, close to the business, and clearly aligned to business strategy. However, the reality for many organisations is that HR is often disconnected from business priorities, and HR's contribution to critical strategic and commercial objectives is not always clear. 

During the webinar on 14 March we explored the current state of the HR function, and explored the role HR should play in helping develop and execute strategy, and how HR can become more business relevant. Together with Karen Ward, Andy Newall, Angus MacGregor and Mike Haffenden we examined the following questions:

  • What is the current state of the HR function?
  • Where are the current strengths and where is HR falling short?
  • What role should HR play in helping to develop and execute business strategy?
  • How can HR become more business-relevant?

You can listen to the recording below - simply by pressing the play button below. We would love to hear your comments and feedback, so please do not hesitate to leave us your comments below (registration may be required if you do not have an accoun already) or via Twitter using the hashtag #CRFbizHR

You can also access a variety of thought-leadership articles and reports on this topic within our webinar library here. Resources include an executive summary of our latest research report – High Impact HR – How do we create a business-relevant function? – produced in partnership with Mercer, as well as a collection of other research on the topic (registration required). 

For further information on our webinar programme or any queries, please contact Viktorija Verdina at viktorija@crforum.co.uk or +44 (0) 20 7470 7283.

 

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Karen  Ward Karen Ward CRF Associate Bio
Andrew  Newall Andrew Newall Group HR Director Imperial Tobacco Bio
Angus MacGregor Angus MacGregor Chief HR Officer MUFG Bank Bio
Mike Haffenden Mike Haffenden Director CRF Bio

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