Strategic Human Resource Management
How to Do Human Resources Strategic Planning
Need basic information about Human Resources' strategic planning and management as a function or department within an organization? What are the...
Develop a Human Resources Department Business Plan
If you’re a department leader, your boss will likely one day ask: “What is your plan for your department?” Your Human Resources’ department...
Create Value With Human Resource Measures
Are you interested in how to measure the impact of Human Resources leadership, management, actions, policies, and assistance in your organization? A significant component of your Human Resource business planning is identifying what Human Resources measures to collect. When you consider measuring the performance of your Human Resource department,...
Build a Strategic Framework Through Strategic Planning
Want help and samples to help you develop a mission statement that resonates and inspires for your Human Resources department? Both people and organizations need a mission statement to ensure success. Identify your mission statement, vision, values, strategies, goals and plans.
How to Implement Strategic Planning: Vision Statement, Mission Statement,...
In an earlier article, I gave you a strategic planning framework, samples, and examples for creating your organization’s mission statement, vision statement, and more. As a result of the strategic planning article, people ask: now that I know what all of this strategic planning should look like, how do I actually make strategic planning happen...
How to Get a Seat at the Executive Table: Ten Tips
Do you influence your company's direction? Contribute to the corporate discussion about customers, products and strategy? Are you a participant in senior level meetings? Do managers seek your opinion? If you can answer "yes" to these questions and you also initiate people programs and processes, welcome to the executive board room. You've made...
Create Your Personal Vision Statement
Part of strategic HR management is starting with the formation of your own personal vision and values. You can build those of the department starting from there. Find out how.
Identify and Live Your Personal Values
Values are traits or qualities that are considered worthwhile; they represent your highest priorities and deeply held driving forces. When you are part of any organization, you bring your deeply held values and beliefs to the organization. There they co-mingle with those of the other members to create an organization or family culture.
Thinking Strategically First Makes Strategic Planning Work
Strategic planning for organizations is not fun. Strategic planning is often done under duress because it is required. Strategic planning is important yet many plans are found on bookcases, not on the desktops being used. Done well, strategic plans provide a useful focus that energizes and moves the organization toward its mission, plus it provides a document to recruit others to the mission.
Strategic Planning Pitfalls - to Avoid
Learn strategic planning pitfalls to avoid. These are the key challenges that you will encounter as you attempt to disseminate and implement a strategic plan. Be prepared so that you succeed.
Recession Planning for Employees
Given the downward spiral of CEOs' confidence and with the talk about a potential recession, what have you done to plan for the possibility that the downturn becomes severe and impacts employees? These are some of the actions to take in recession planning for employees, for your HR department and other departments within your business, perhaps...
Reinventing HR from the Classroom to the Boardroom
We need to reinvent the field of HR in our HR educational programs and in our businesses. HR needs to be more strategic to gain a seat at the “proverbial” table, and we need to be more business-oriented. However, the whole HR community must invest to educate, certify, and mentor HR professionals, or we will never see the industry gain the...
Strategic Human Resources: Avoiding Circular Conversations
You can implement strategic Human Resources. It needs a plan, change management, technology, efficiencies, attention to the bottom line and dealing with resistance to change. Find out more about stopping circular conversations that go nowhere.
A New Role for HR: Support Your Company's Brand
"I once read an article in which Mickey Mantle tells about a recurring dream. He's racing to get to Yankee Stadium in a panic, because he's late for the game. To his horror the gates to the field are locked. He finds a hole in the centerfield fence and sticks his head through. As he tries to wiggle through the small hole he wakes up drenched in...
The Strategic HR Coach
A new definition of the coaching role for the HR professional is recommended. Look at how coaching differs from some of the other human resources roles.
Vision Is Your Desired Future
A vision, a component in strategic planning, is a picture of your organization's desired future expressed in a way that resonates with all members of the organization. The vision is shared with employees, customers, shareholders, vendors, and candidates for employment and creates shared meaning about what your organization wants to become. Learn...
Why Human Resources Leaders Need Degrees
If you want to be a strategic partner, Human Resources leaders need to have an education on par with that of the rest of the leadership team. Increasingly, these executives have degrees. Find out why.
Mission Is What You Do
A mission is your expression of what it is that your organization does. Your mission tells a customer, employee, shareholder, vendor or interested job candidate exactly what you are in business to do. Learn more about what a mission is at it relates to corporate or organizational strategic planning.
Core Values Are What You Believe
Core values are traits or qualities that you consider not just worthwhile, they represent an individual's or organization's highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core, fundamental driving forces. Core values or guiding principles define what your organization believes and how you want your organization resonating with and appealing to...
HR Outsourcing: How HR Departments Can Do More By Doing Less
Need to know how to approach Human Resources outsourcing? Some HR functions are more effectively outsourced than others. Here are the steps to follow as you decide. See sample functions to outsource - and not.