Today’s HR function has to strike a balance between strategic talent demands and operational excellence. Whether you need to update your human resource management systems or create more efficient or less complex processes for delivery, you can discover ways to turn strategy into execution. Learn how you can create an agile HR organization that’s ready to take on the talent challenges your company faces.
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Nature can often rival the complexity of human achievements, and examples of elaborate systems can be found throughout the world. For example, ant authority Bert Holldobler in his research discovered an intricate 50 square meter insect city built by the collective work of a multitude of ants rivaling the scope of the Great Wall of China (see the video.) As the ants created this complex city, they moved more than 40 tons of soil with individual ants carrying loads of up to four times their body weight across a distance in human terms of a kilometer. Holldobler used more than 10 tons of cement to fill in the subterranean ant colony and allow for a visualization of the complexity involved.
Efficiency and profitability are clearly critical to the survival of your business. In order to achieve optimal results, operational agility needs to permeate all parts of your organization.
HR professionals are no strangers to dealing with change. There has been a continual flow of new techniques and technologies as well as a growing breadth in the strategic responsibilities of HR. In the new eBook “5 Essentials for Making HR Service Delivery Look & Feel Effortless” five seasoned experts expand on some of the most current challenges and opportunities in creating an effective HR service delivery model. The authors recently took some time to answer some key questions which I think truly underscore just how much change HR has seen, as well as provide a glimpse into where things are heading.
Todd Henneman recently wrote a great article detailing the pros and cons of the evolution of HR from a traditional role to options like breaking up the function across other departments or outsourcing the role altogether. HR continues to need to align itself with the overall business strategy of the firm and that involves some transformative changes at times. Henneman cites an example from Canadian firm G Adventures, who completely closed their HR department and created two new functions a “talent agency” responsible for talent acquisition and talent management and a “culture club” in charge of organizing fundraisers and award celebrations.
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