HR strategy and function

The study explores the factors shaping professional and organisational identity in different work contexts, and looks at whether these factors influence ethical practice. Based on survey data of HR, IT and teaching professionals in the UK, it provides insight into the role that professionals play within their organisational contexts, and what enables them to make principled decisions.

Published: January 2017

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This research, part of Profession for the Future, provides an important insight into the priorities currently relevant to decision-makers, and the ways in which those may be challenged in the future. Our work continues by collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside HR to define and test a new set of principles that will help HR professionals make the right decisions and advise business leaders on what to do, no matter what the context and no matter what the future may hold.
 
Published: October 2015

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The world of work is evolving fast and is growing more diverse. There’s no ‘golden rule’ or ‘best practice’ that enables HR professionals to operate effectively in this rapidly changing environment. Practitioners’ ability to recognise and resolve ethical dilemmas is fundamental to remaining effective when exercising professional judgement.

This review is focused on helping practitioners navigate their choices about designing and implementing HR systems and practices. It identifies eight lenses which offer different perspectives on work dilemmas. The review feeds into our Profession for the Future strategy and will help us develop a clearer definition of what better work and working lives means.

Published: August 2015

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This survey looks at what’s important to HR and L&D professionals and how the CIPD can support individuals, organisations and governments to raise HR professionalism and capability across the region in the future.
 
Published: June 2015

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The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is an emerging market and, among other jurisdictions, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China offer strong potential for most Western investors. Investors often face the question of where to place their office and staff to enter into the regional market. This involves various considerations, including employment law and other issues. Under a given scenario, this report, written in collaboration with Clyde & Co, addresses and explains the main questions which investors have when they first come to the region, focusing on immigration, social insurance and individual income tax, labour protection and non-competition laws.
 
Published: May 2015

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This collection of thought pieces brings together a number of lead thinkers; academics, practitioners and consultants who are active in the debate about the future of the HR function. We asked them to talk about HR operating models from various angles to provide a summary of the key themes for HR practitioners.
 
Published: February 2015

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Organisational agility is critical to business success. It has the potential to offer organisations practical solutions to meet the evolving needs of their workforce, as well as controlling operational costs and finding competitive advantage in greater customer focus and innovation.

The findings of this research are based on a survey of HR leaders, an employee survey, focus groups and case study illustrations.

Published: November 2014

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The aim of this Research Insight is to examine the vital role of HR and people managers and the importance of good people management practices in Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – in particular, how good people management is essential in driving sustainable organisation performance through different stages of organisation transition.
 
Published: May 2013

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