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The first 90 days: The challenges faced by new HR leaders

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Over the course of a career in HR, you’ll help many a new starter to find their feet. But every so often, you will be the new starter – and there’re a few learning curves as steep as stepping into a new leadership role. While undoubtedly exciting, your first days, weeks and months as an HR leader will also be full of challenges. You’ll need to overcome the fear factor that can come with joining a new organisation while offering the insight of ‘fresh eyes’ without ruffling too many feathers. It’s all one big balancing act, and one you don’t…

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How to get stakeholders to buy-in to your HR Initiatives

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Whether you’re proposing a new wellbeing programme, rewards system or the implementation of HR software, the first step in any new HR initiative is gaining buy-in from your organisation’s key stakeholders. Any significant change to process, policy or platform will inevitably come at a cost, so budgetary sign-off will, of course, need to be achieved. In an ideal world though, you’ll get more than just the financial go-ahead from above. For your new initiatives to really take root in the organisation, you’ll need full backing from your bosses, with senior leaders prepared to support your cause and push your idea…

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How HR can prepare leaders for tomorrow’s workplace

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Everyone knows the world of work is changing. Through digital transformation, increased remote capabilities, advances in AI and the growth of the gig economy, working environments have evolved significantly over the last decade – and continue to change at a frightening pace. Frightening, not least, for today’s employees – many of whom are concerned about the working world of the future, and what it might mean for them. Concerns, perhaps, are justified. The workers of today face a genuine challenge if they are to fulfil their potential as the leaders of tomorrow. And many of those in leadership positions today…

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HR transformation: Why you shouldn’t change for change’s sake…

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As a term, ‘HR Transformation’ is well over 20 years old, first proposed as a revolutionary idea back in the mid-1990s. Concepts pioneered by Professor David Ulrich, such as HR Business Partners and Shared Services we’re linked to it, and have since set the standard for how HR departments should be structured. As more powerful technology emerges in HR, big budgets continue to be poured into sizeable HR transformation projects. But do they really work? Or is change delivered more effectively when implemented in a pragmatic, incremental approach? In this blog post, we’ll look at why ‘big-bang’ HR transformation programmes…

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Why productivity should no longer be your main measure of success

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In recent years, ‘productive’ has become the watchword for a positive day at the office. Such has been the persistent push of productivity as a measure of success, the term now permeates everyday life – as likely to be heard around the dinner table of the average employee, as it is in the boardroom. But while we have seemingly become accustomed to judging the value of our day purely by our output, should productivity really be the sole measure of success? Modern thinking suggests perhaps not – and it’s the job of HR to find smarter ways to evaluate performance…

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