HR Design and Simplification

Balance strategic talent demands and operational excellence

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.

Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Build credibility as an HR leader that influences, impacts and advances your business.

The most effective HR professionals today possess an entirely new set of competencies, HCI’s course builds the financial acumen and consulting skills necessary for you to have a meaningful impact on the future of the business.

Learn More

Learn More about HR Design and Simplification with our Top Resources


Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

April 29, 2013 | Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | Harvard Business School Publishing

How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link ...

Read more

Workplace Flexibility Practices Should Be . . . Flexible

April 29, 2013 | Juanita Phillips | SHRM

Workplace flexibility practices should be … flexible. I think it’s a no-brainer.  Right? 
Flexibility in our workplaces is key these days in helping us get and keep great employees.  But those practices have ...

Read more

HR Recordkeeping and the Cloud

April 29, 2013 | Michael Haberman | Omega HR Solution

There are many, many companies today that are moving to “the cloud” for their data storage. Naturally there are legal issues that need to be considered in making such a move. HR in particular needs to be concerned with HR ...

Read more
BlogComplex HR

Complexity and HR

April 26, 2013 | Daniel Fogel | HCI

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.  

WebcastWebcastRestricted to Corporate Members

How to Run HR Shared Services like a Thriving Business

April 24, 2013 | Jim Scully, Cary Schuler, Kane Frisby, Dwane Lay

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.

Blog5 HR Stars

How to Create an Effective HR Service Delivery Model in 2013 and Beyond

April 15, 2013 | Bonnie Clark | HCI

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.

BlogLean HR

The Lean HR Department

April 12, 2013 | Daniel Fogel | HCI

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.   


When Worlds Collide: HR and Procurement Managing Contract Talent

April 2, 2013 | Human Capital Institute

Managing contract talent has traditionally been the responsibility of the Procurement department or individual business units at most firms. However, Human Resources has, in recent years, begun taking on or sharing this responsibility with ...

Read more
Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Enroll Now: Strategic HR Business Partner Certification Program

The conversation about HR having “a seat at the table” is over. Human Resources is a critical business function, and a true HR Business Partner who serves as a skilled business advisor and leader is critical to ensuring success. Equip yourself with the skills you need to advance your business.

In-Person Classes

Atlanta, GA
Apr 29-May 1, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
Los Angeles, CA
May 1-3, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM PDT
Chicago, IL
May 6-8, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM CDT
Bangkok, Thailand
May 8-10, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +07 (Asia/Bangkok)
Sydney, Australia
May 13-14, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM AEST (Australia/Sydney)

Online Classes

Apr 23-25, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EDT
May 29-31, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
Jun 26-28, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
Jul 29-31, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EDT
Aug 26-28, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
See full course schedule...
Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Take your career to the next level.

Build the financial acumen and consulting skills you need to influence and impact.

Learn More