Posts Tagged Strategy
I’ve been using this tag line of “small business who think big” for just under a year now. I took some time last year to really understand my target audience and focus my work and thought that best defines the clients I want to work with. It seems to be resonating because when potential clients reach out, they often mention how they really like that line and thought it fit them well.
And then they ask me what it means.
HR is continuing to make inroads in the leadership arena, but work is still needed. There is a renewed awareness that HR is a critical function of organizations. Boards are focusing on HR skills and holding CEOs accountable to be more aligned with their HR functions. CFOs have long been connected to HR, and that connection remains in 2016.
You’ve heard the saying “fighting the last war.” It refers to competing using familiar techniques, against competitors you’ve faced before, in the same markets or industries, only to discover that the rules have changed.
Modern business competition is changing rapidly, and to compete effectively, you need to understand the skills that are required to win.
HR is dead.
(At least that’s what people want you to believe.)
It’s staggering to me that there continues to be this on-going conversation that is desperately trying to kill Human Resources. Blogs, magazine articles, conference presentations, etc. It’s happening throughout the profession, and very few people are standing up against it!! Why in the world should we allow people to degrade, belittle and tear down our profession? It’s especially disheartening when some of those voices are coming from inside HR itself!!
HR 'New Frontier' for Data-Driven Business Strategies
ORLANDO, FLA.—When it comes to strategic planning, HR professionals have to move from being the reactive problem solvers within their organizations to being adaptive and proactive, Michael Wilkinson, managing director and founder of Leadership Strategies Inc., told attendees at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition session “Strategy! What Every HR Leader Should Know.”
Wilkinson told attendees his goal was to help them be able to:
ORLANDO, FLA.--An “HR business partner” is a strategic contributor who understands and plays a role in achieving the vision, mission, goals and results of the organization, explained Louisville-based consultant Sandy Allgeier, SPHR, at the start of her seminar, “HR Business Partners: A Consulting Skills Model,” on June 21 at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition.
Implementing strategies and applying them to business operations may not be as easy as some corporate leaders believe. Research released by BTS, a consulting group based in Stockholm, Sweden, found that CEOs are much more likely than lower-level executives and managers to overestimate their organization’s ability to translate strategies into successful business plans.