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Agile HR: What Is It And Why Do You Need To Know About It?

Posted by Mathew French on 22 September 2020

If the term (and framework of) Agile isn't on your radar yet, it should be. 'Agile' enables organisations to master continuous change, which makes it perfect for the times we live in. It is essentially THE change management process we all need right about now. It enables organisations to flourish by building resilience in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Agile is also something that can be applied in the context of HR. Agile HR is a fascinating topic but it can be a challenge to change an entire organisational perspective on 'how we do things around here.' So, in this week's HR Blog, we examine what Agile HR is and how it can be applied in your business, and how important it is to the future of work.

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Topics: hr software, Agile change management, #hrtech, Agile HR, Agile


A Culture of Change: The Critical Success Factor For 2020 & Beyond

Posted by Mathew French on 8 September 2020

2020 will go down in history as the year in which the status quo in the world of work was turned on its head. If your organisation was following any type of well-planned roadmap for change leading into this year, chances are you might have had to throw the 'plan' out the window, and focus instead on doing what was right in front of you. Right here, and right now. In this week's HR Blog we explore the future of work and why it's important to develop a change-ready (willing and able) culture, and how this type of culture can create positive outcomes for your business in 2020 and beyond.

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Topics: Culture change, Culture of change, Change management, #HRtec, Gallup


Global Talent Trends 2020 - Mercer's Annual Report

Posted by Mathew French on 1 September 2020

The results of Mercer’s 2020 Global Talent Trends Study reveal that in a future full of opportunity, the realities of work, life and the unresolved debates currently raging across the globe are weighing us down as we enter this new decade. Facing into an age of uncertainty, conversations about our collective future, and its impact on our health, wealth and well-being, are front and centre. The report results make it abundantly clear: the next decade will take us in a radically new direction whether we're ready for it or not... In this week's HR Blog we look at Mercer's take on future talent trends.

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Topics: HR Metrics, mercer talent, Digital transformation, Workforce shaping, Global talent trends, Edelman's trust barometer


Top 3 Tools For HR Managers In An Organisational Restructure

Posted by Mathew French on 25 August 2020

Having the right people, to do the right things, at the right time, has never been more important (or more challenging). Even under normal circumstances finding the right balance requires careful planning and execution, but what happens when the future is so uncertain that by the time you put one set of changes in place, you need to change things again? The speed and agility with which your business navigates any organisational restructure now, will have a direct impact on your ability to survive and thrive going forward. Which tools does your organisation need to ensure that your business is agile enough to restructure effectively (no matter how many times you have to do so)? In this week's HR Blog we explore how you can find efficiencies through HR automation to make every structural change within your organisation a success.

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Topics: Workforce Management, performance management, organisational restructure, hr software, Managing performance, Cloud HR Software, Remuneration modelling, HR software configuration


Strategies To Increase Your Talent, HR and Business Outcomes By 15%

Posted by Mathew French on 11 August 2020

Even under normal circumstances, we're all looking for ways to improve our outcomes in business. In uncertain times, it is even more important to find ways to use what you have available to find (and deliver) opportunities to improve business outcomes. In a recent blog, we shared the highlights of the Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey Report for 2020. In this week's HR blog, we're going to unpack it a little further. Their detailed research offers some essential insight into the factors that enable the top-performing businesses to continuously improve talent, HR and business outcomes by 15%. Every. Single. Year. The best thing about this blog is - there are lots of pictures (aka charts). And if a picture is worth a thousand words, these ones tell a pretty compelling story about what HR Professionals everywhere can do to win the golden ticket of being perceived by leadership as a 'strategic business partner.'

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Topics: hr software, Social enterprise, Remuneration modelling, #hrtech, Sierra-Cedar


HR Systems Survey 2020 - Sierra-Cedar's Annual Report

Posted by Mathew French on 21 July 2020

Every year, Sierra-Cedar publish their HR Systems Survey Report. For their 2020 report, they surveyed 1,892 unique organisations representing a total workforce of 22.2 million employees and contingent workers across the globe. They've been conducting this research for over 20 years now, and they've used that data to chart the course of the impact of HR software's use by businesses globally. This year's survey covers HR software adoption, trends for applications, deployment options, vendor feedback, expenditures, and value achieved for the categories of different applications used. If your organisation hasn't yet embarked on a digital transformation journey and you're looking for intel, then this report sets an industry benchmark. Let's take a look at what 20 years of HR Software has done for business.

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Topics: HR Software Implementation, hr software, HR automation, HR Systems Survey, HCM Blueprint, Sierra-Cedar


Essential Workforce Shaping Tools For HR Professionals

Posted by Mathew French on 16 July 2020

If you missed our recent HR Blog, you might not be aware of the critical role that workforce shaping is playing (and will continue to play) in a world of work in flux. For optimal workforce shaping, you need tools that enable multiple stakeholders to quickly and efficiently examine different scenarios under a range of different circumstances. HR Professionals need the capacity to produce a real-time snapshot of HR metrics and operational performance. This data is essential for collaboration with Finance and Leadership to chart a successful future course for the business. In this week's blog we explore HR best practice and the essential workforce shaping tools every HR Professional needs.

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Topics: Jobs Boards, e-Recruitment Software, Self-Service, Onboarding, Workforce shaping, Salary benchmarking, Salary restructuring, REM modelling, Leave liability, Long service leave, HR & finance


The HR Superpower for 2020 and Beyond: Workforce Shaping

Posted by Mathew French on 7 July 2020

To all the HR Professionals out there - hands up which ones of you have had to make changes to your ways of working and employee cohort since the start of 2020? For those of you who didn't put your hand up, you're in the minority. If the events that ushered in this decade have taught us anything, it's that businesses needs systems and processes in place that enable it to bend and flex under duress. If the art of workforce shaping isn't on your radar yet, it should be. In this week's blog we explore what KPMG has nominated as being the 'defining challenge' of 2020 and beyond. This is the future of HR best practice.

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Topics: HR software configuration, Workforce shaping, #hrtech


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