‘Strategic HR’ is no longer just an aspiration. We’re beginning to see a higher level of strategic input from HR teams right across the function, with HR teams playing a leading role in shaping business strategy and creating people plans that deliver on it.
While HR teams are beginning to realise their potential, there’s still a way to go. Strategic impact is not always being achieved consistently. What’s more, it’s not always clear to HR teams struggling to have an impact what they need to do differently.
That was the inspiration behind this piece of research. Over the past year we’ve conducted research with a number of national, global and multi-business organisations across the public and private sectors. We wanted to find out how successful HR teams were developing and delivering on strategies that have real business impact, what they were doing differently to the rest, and then how we could use that information to create a model for success.