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5 Reasons HR Needs a Seat in the C-Suite

Cornerstone On Demand

” Branson is one of a growing cohort of leaders who understand that a company is no greater than the talent it employs. And who owns responsibility for managing the needs of corporate talent? Human resources, of course — a department that rarely has influence in the C-Suite. Corporate culture is transmitted from the top down, so a culture that values its people first needs HR in the C-Suite. Increasing Bottom-Line Results.

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HR from the Outside In: Learnings from Dave Ulrich, Father of Modern HR

Visier

Earlier this month we were fortunate to host an interactive HR Leadership workshop for Visier customers, led by father of modern HR and leading business consultant Dave Ulrich. In this workshop, Ulrich focused on the top questions of the group, the first of which was focused on, “What is blocking HR’s progress?” Here are some key takeaways. The implication according to Ulrich: Great #HR leaders who know the business are well-positioned to become successful CEOs.

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The 'Unbundled' Organization Will Win the Talent War

Cornerstone On Demand

She's a chief human resources officer who has focused on building value in worker-employer relationships since she started in HR more than 12 years ago. " She was trained in a "hire-to-retire" mindset, and her talent battles were won with great succession planning, performance management, learning and development and robust benefits packages. And Cindy, our fictional CHRO, was dumbfounded: What happened?! Meet Cindy.

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The HR Leadership Revolution — Will You Thrive?

Visier

More than ever before, the business world needs strong HR leaders. The changing workforce demographics require a more nimble and skilled approach to linking talent and business outcomes. A February 2015 study — conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Visier — surveyed 301 corporate executives at companies with revenue of $1 billion or more across America and asked about sought-after HR leadership skills. Why The Talent Function is Under Pressure to Perform.

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The Best Way to Prove the Worth of the Talent Function

Visier

The company with the best talent will often win, but talent alone is not enough. Talent is wasted if those who possess it are not given the freedom to do what they believe is right, or are not aligned with the company’s strategy. Great HR leaders understand this and can demonstrate how workforce dynamics impact business outcomes. At the same time, talent is very expensive. Download the full Harvard Business Review report: The Changing Role of the CHRO.

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How to Explain Human Dynamics to Execs Focused on the Bottom Line

Visier

As an HR leader, you know that people sometimes behave irrationally: they can let office politics get in the way of productivity or abruptly leave a job because something set them off. And yet, the advice of HR — the people experts — often falls on deaf ears among the P&L crowd. Not only will the organization build a better plan that will positively affect the bottom line — it will help you establish credibility in the process as a strategic HR leader.

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What HR Professionals Can Learn From Football and Spotify’s CHRO

Analytics in HR

Welcome to another exciting episode of All About HR! This is the podcast & video series for HR Professionals and business leaders who want to future-proof their organization and learn about the latest trends & insights from industry experts, CHROs, and thought leaders. .

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How to Explain Human Dynamics to Execs Focused on the Bottom Line

Visier

As an HR leader, you know that people sometimes behave irrationally: they can let office politics get in the way of productivity or abruptly leave a job because something set them off. And yet, the advice of HR — the people experts — often falls on deaf ears among the P&L crowd. Not only will the organization build a better plan that will positively affect the bottom line — it will help you establish credibility in the process as a strategic HR leader.

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HR’s Predictive Power on Your Customer

TalentCulture

As an HR leader and employer, shouldn’t managing the workforce and driving a better customer experience be more than a roll of the dice and luck? How can HR leaders and the businesses they support leverage insights in their changing workforce quicker, leaner, responsively and now; predictively ? It’s made its commercial mark in movies like “Moneyball” but the story of real depth in managing the workforce is just beginning. Now it’s HR’s turn.

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The HR Leadership Revolution — Will You Thrive?

Visier

More than ever before, the business world needs strong HR leaders. The changing workforce demographics require a more nimble and skilled approach to linking talent and business outcomes. A February 2015 study — conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Visier — surveyed 301 corporate executives at companies with revenue of $1 billion or more across America and asked about sought-after HR leadership skills. Why The Talent Function is Under Pressure to Perform.

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How the HR Executive of the Year rebooted Microsoft’s culture

HRExecutive

So, in 2015, the company decided to fix all that. In short, the firm at the apogee of technology needed to become more human. One of the key shifts was changing to a growth mindset, promoting learning and coaching that empowers employees.

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Ringing in the New: How HR Professionals Can Institute Organizational Change in the Coming Year

Hyrell

On the HR front, 2016 may be a good time for leaders to initiate organizational change. Use a top-down approach to make the case for strategic HR in the C-suite and simultaneously, focus on a bottoms-up, grassroots movement to increase employee engagement and create cultural change from within. HR and the C-Suite: Winning a Seat at the Table. However, many executive teams overlook the importance of the HR function.

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Top HR Trend: HR in the C-Suite

RiseSmart

Top HR Trend: HR in the C-Suite The RiseSmart Team Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Just a couple of months ago, Forbes named the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) a “ game-changer ” in company leadership – and it’s about time. For a long time, HR leaders have found themselves on the outside looking in at the C-Suite (where decisions are made on a daily basis that affect talent management). .

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This Workplace Merry-Go-Round Never Slows

TalentCulture

We couldn’t have been happier with our entrepreneurial endeavor and were already planning how we’d spend the loot at the mall that afternoon. Hey, hiring plans across the board are favorable: According to the recent Vistage CEO confidence index survey , 62 percent of respondents plan to expand their workforce in the year ahead, up from 56 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the highest since the first quarter of 2006. For individuals, a cowbell is a talent or gift.

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Do You Have What It Takes?

HRExecutive

This past Tuesday, I had a chance to hear Bill Conaty , HRE ’s 2004 HR Executive of the Year , share his insights on how chief HR officers can be more effective leaders during the National Academy of Human Resources’ 13 th CHRO Academy, held at the Yale Club in New York. The faculty for CHRO Academy primarily consists of NAHR Fellows.). Whether you’re new to the CHRO role or not, perhaps they might prove helpful in elevating your own game.

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It Takes a Recognition Culture To Spark Engagement

Achievers

The recent focus on employee engagement has taught us plenty, including how closely tied employee engagement is to an organization’s success, and what happens in this disrupted, transformed workforce without engagement: our top talent moves on. When this is achieved there are countless examples of tangible results. Culture is not just another word in the special-sauce lexicon of talent management: culture, done right, is the glue that holds a workplace together.

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4 Top Reasons CHROs Are Contenders In The C-Suite

SAP Innovation

It’s that time of year when I’m gearing up for SHRM 2015. Brand spanking new theories expound on how to better handle this gigantic new arena that is still known as talent. Among them is a bona fide potential game-changer: the CHRO. Bring a Chief Human Resources Officer into the C-suite and you solve a whole bunch of problems — probably including some you didn’t know he or she could solve. An organization is only as good as its talent.

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#HRCongress18 Dave Ulrich on Digital HR at the CHRO Virtual Summit

Strategic HCM

I was working on client and other things at home last week but did manage to catch the HR Congress' virtual CHRO summit. I also agree with his perspectives that it's useful to focus on both HR's support for digital business, and how digital changes HR itself (as above). On our support for digital business, I like Dave's focus on helping the business get its act together around its intent, plans and resources to become digital.

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The SEC’s new disclosure rules are changing HR forever. Are you ready?

HRExecutive

The past year has shown us all just how critical HR is to the performance of a business. And with new Securities and Exchange Commission data disclosure guidelines going into practice, the role of HR has finally risen to its rightful place—the boardroom.

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Are Unions Tomorrow’s Work Platforms?

Visier

That question is becoming more relevant for HR leaders, illustrated by the Supreme Court decision in AFSCME vs. Janus , and engineer unionization efforts in Silicon Valley. In 2015, Seattle was required to select a union to represent Uber drivers. As HR leaders seek new perspectives, the Hollywood model illustrates an unexpected role for unions…as the work platform for contractors. All this without an HR business partner in sight! Talent Management

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Strengthening the HR-Digital Connection

HRExecutive

At first glance, the connection between the emerging role of chief digital officer and HR would seem tenuous, at best. Brooks, who co-authored the report with Michael Smets, associate professor in management and organization studies, says the CDO role has typically been created by large, established companies who feel both threatened from digital disruption in their markets and excited by the opportunities that new technologies can offer. HR Technology Talent Management Top Storie

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Assessing Values in Online Technology Part 4

HR Examiner

We used email lists to target HR executives. The breakdown of participants looks like: CHRO and Vice President of HR: 30%. Director Talent Acquisition: 12%. The survey was sent to approximately 50,000 HR professionals and leaders in the US and 16,000 in the UK and Europe.

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How the LEGO Group is leading the way in people analytics

Qualtrics

Before SAAS was even a thing, Melissa Kantor was working with Silicon Valley startups to implement advanced HR tech platforms. And after a jump across the pond to the UK, she enjoyed stints at some of the world’s largest firms – PWC, BNY Mellon and IBM – delivering huge HR infrastructure projects. This was groundbreaking for the brand, and made Melissa one of a group of HR pioneers leading the way in the analytics space around this time. WANT MORE HR INSIGHTS?

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How the LEGO Group is leading the way in people analytics

Qualtrics

Before SAAS was even a thing, Melissa Kantor was working with Silicon Valley startups to implement advanced HR tech platforms. And after a jump across the pond to the UK, she enjoyed stints at some of the world’s largest firms – PWC, BNY Mellon and IBM – delivering huge HR infrastructure projects. This was groundbreaking for the brand, and made Melissa one of a group of HR pioneers leading the way in the analytics space around this time. WANT MORE HR INSIGHTS?

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Spring Reading 2016: Top 5 HR Articles You Need to Read Today

Visier

Getting to a fact-based and business-oriented mindset is critical for HR — 80% of executives say their company could not succeed without an assertive, data-driven CHRO, who takes a strong stance on talent issues and uses relevant facts to deliver an informed point of view. This Spring roundup of articles shares some of our most popular articles on how HR can become a true strategic business partner. Why Data is the Key to Strategic HR Decisions.

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